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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
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Jun 08, 2014

really liked it
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An overview of Temujin's (Genghis) early life and later conquests along with the different institutions put in place by the Mongols. Perhaps more details on how information in the book was obtained (beyond references to The Secret History of the Mongols and brief mentions of the authors visits to Mongolia) would have enlightened the reader and given more credence to the claims made.

On the whole, a great book to help revise old (perhaps incorrect) views about the Empire and its role in history. This fact was put on display when later reading A History of the World by Andrew Marr, where he greatly discounts the contributions of the Mongols to history and the general development of civilization.
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