Un panorama amplio de una perspectiva desvalorada. gracias por ayudarnos a verlo diferente. Hare Krishna.
A fascinating narrative of the roots of many of our modern civilizing laws, tactics and mores. Slowly and methodically disabusing the reader ( listener) of the misinformation and stereotypes surrounding ginghis Kahn and his people. Thoroughly engaging and profoundly thought provoking. I learned so much about a subject I never thought I was interested in.
Probably not just for fun (which I why I listened to it this time), but if I were doing any kind of research or historical review, I would definitely come back to this book! I will say, however, that I didn't download the reference material until after I finished the book so I probably will go back and review bits and pieces (and my wife will certainly revel in many new "nerd" jokes when she sees me doing that :-) ).
I picked this book only because Genghis Khan is a name I've heard for as long as I can remember, but I didn't really know anything about him. My impression was the same as most peoples' - that he was a bloodthirsty, ruthless barbarian that laid waste to everything in his path. This book was a real eye opener and downright fascinating. What I really liked was the way the author traced the effects of the Mongol empire into modern times, and also the way he tries to explain the origins of the skewed perception of Genghis Khan and the entire empire. Well Done!!
A simpleton, brilliant administrator, strength discipline not brilliance, Genghis Khan. Built a empire from ground up, didn't consider building an artist and cultural legacy.
Interesting insight and information on the life of a man who was a murderer, a king beyond compare and a saint all rolled into one. How the Mughals had barely anything in common with them and as an Indian a new insight on the so called Mughals. Bad imitators of the true king. A very thoughtful provoking persona.
But still the ultimate truth that a man wins the world and looses by the hands of his own
It's really good. Entertaining and beautifully written. I highly recommend if you have any interest in world history. This is stuff that was not taught in history class and does a lot to give the Mongols a much needed place I world history .
I only bought this book because it was on sale but it turned out to be a fabulous read. Who knew that jenghis Khan was such a brilliant administrator Kama Progressive thinker, and you neither of different cultures? I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in history, management, or culture.
Yes, history is often easier to listen to than read.
The most interesting was the way Ghenkis Khan changed the cultural values of his tribe and initiated very modern ideas.
The narrator is easy to listen to and ordinarily I would not choose this type of historical text.
No, it is difficult to do and some of the accounts are incredibly violent.
Well worth listening to!