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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
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Mar 05, 2015

really liked it

Weatherford, a professor of anthropology at Minnesota's Macalester College, argues that while Genghis Khan has been depicted by western historians as one of civilization's greatest villains, his empire’s policies had many positive social effects. I went into this book knowing hardly anything about Mongolian history, and was fascinated by the story of Khan’s conquest of neighboring Chinese, Middle Eastern, and European kingdoms. Especially interesting was the economic progress made when Mongolian rulers fostered trade between nations across the world, and the isolationism and stagnation that occurred when Khan’s empire collapsed.
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March 5, 2015 – Started Reading
March 5, 2015 – Shelved
March 17, 2015 – Finished Reading

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