Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan, the thirteenth century emperor, is known for his bloodthirsty, ruthless campaigns, but he was also one of the greatest commanders in history, Though a master of terror - his campaigns in northern China and Iran were accompanied by a level of slaughter that was not seen again until the twentieth century - he was just and generous to his subjects and often magnanimous in victory. His broad, ambitious strategies and elusive tactics were so far ahead of their time that they were acknowledged models for ...

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Overview

Genghis Khan, the thirteenth century emperor, is known for his bloodthirsty, ruthless campaigns, but he was also one of the greatest commanders in history, Though a master of terror - his campaigns in northern China and Iran were accompanied by a level of slaughter that was not seen again until the twentieth century - he was just and generous to his subjects and often magnanimous in victory. His broad, ambitious strategies and elusive tactics were so far ahead of their time that they were acknowledged models for some of the most successful tank commanders of the Second World War. At the beginning of the thirteenth century Genghis Khan united the nomad tribes of Mongolia, turned them into a formidable army and led them to rule over the largest empire ever conquered by a single commander. By the time he died in 1227, his dominions stretched eastward from the Caspian Sea to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

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"The student of current affairs would do well to take a serious look at Central Asian history, beginning with this lively, unlabored work . . . A dramatic retelling of some remote, but surprisingly pertinent, events."  —Kirkus Reviews on The Devil's Horsemen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752454740
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Essential Biographies Series
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 460,835
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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James Chambers is the author of Christopher Wren and The Devil's Horsemen.

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Table of Contents

A Note on Transliteration vii

Acknowledgements xi

Chronology xiii

1 The Sons of the Grey Wolf 1

2 The Pauper Prince 19

3 The War of the Brothers 31

4 The Invincible Army 51

5 The War with the Golden Emperors 67

6 The Road to Samarkand 85

7 The Last Campaign 101

Notes 109

Bibliography 111

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