Chinggis Khan (Library of World Biography Series)

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Overview

Concise and incisive, each interpretive biography in the Library of World Biography Series focuses on a person whose actions and ideas either significantly influenced world events or whose life reflects important themes and developments in global history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321276339
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Series: Library of World Biography Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 119
  • Sales rank: 487,382
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth W. Dunnell is the James P. Storer Professor of Asian History at Kenyon College, in Gambier, Ohio. She specializes in the history of China and its Inner Asian neighbors in the 11th to 14th centuries, and has published extensively on one of those neighbors, the Tangut state of Western Xia (Xi Xia, 1038-1227), in the conquest of which Chinggis Khan met his end.

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Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Preface

Persons Mentioned in Text

Chronology

Maps

Introduction: Eurasia in the Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries

Chapter One: Origins of Chinggis Khan: Mongolia in the Twelfth Century

Chapter Two: Education of a Hero, 1160s-1180s

Chapter Three: Making of a Khan, 1180s-1190s

Chapter Four: Uniting the People, 1190s-1205

Chapter Five: Organizing the Empire, 1205-1210

Chapter Six: Opening a Southern Front: The First China Campaigns, 1207-1218

Chapter Seven: To Central Asia and Beyond: From Mongol Khan to World Conqueror, 1218-1223

Chapter Eight: Return to Mongolia: The Last Tangut Campaign and Chinggis Khan's Death, 1224-1227

Chapter Nine: Legacies: The Mongol Empire, Eurasian History and Modern Mongolia

Glossary

Genealogical & Reign Chart

References

Illustrations

Index

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