The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

by Jack Weatherford
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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
NoraJean More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this gem at my library and pounced immediately! Having read Weatherford's treatment of Ghengis Khan's life I was very interested in the "rest of the story." This text focuses on the structures Khan put in place during his lifetime for governing the vast empire, and specifically addresses the balance he sought in all things political. The duties and responsibilities heaped on the young daughters of the Khan were staggering, and Weatherford's prose carefully explains just how staggering it all was. Discussion of the power struggles for control of the Silk Road are very informative without being dull and stilted, and the stories of the various daughters and grandaughters are woven into the history effortlessly. History is the story of individual people, and Weatherford's books artfully show the people who made this ancient empire what it was. After reading these two volumes I understand a great deal more about the histories of the many nations that were a part of Ghengis Khan's vast empire. The little bits and pieces I knew from school have come together in new and interesting ways! If you have any interest at all in world history, this book should be on your summer reading list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was immediately pulled into the world of the Mongols with Weatherford's writing. He effortlessly weaves in the impact that female individuals had on his expanding empire and the power that they possessed was shocking for this time period. Weatherford's historical account of the empire and the family captured my attention, and I couldn't put it down! This is a must-read for anyone with an interest in historical nonfiction. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this read. Good continuity throughout.
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The book states the nation was built in 1206,but then says after it was built the sent a raiding party in 1205 to china. How is that possible?
beautifulanne More than 1 year ago
Ghenis Khan is a intresting man but the daughters behind him are intresting and how the mistresses are Quite unique. It is a must read if you are looking for any good historical fiction book. I loved it and i hope you do too.
Marlisa More than 1 year ago
I have not read as yet but definitely will. I read everything on the Khan group and am very eager to read about the role of women.