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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World | [Jack Weatherford]

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.
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Publisher's Summary

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

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©2005 Jack Weatherford (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"With appreciative descriptions of the sometimes tender tyrant, this chronicle supplies just enough personal and world history to satisfy any reader." (Publishers Weekly)

"There is very little time for reading in my new job. But of the few books I've read, my favourite is Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things." (Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India)

"Weatherford's admiration for Genghis and his firsthand knowledge of many of the sites important in Mongol history give this text an immediacy and a visual quality that are enhanced by Davis’s presentation. When the narrative begins to lag in its final hour or two as it moves farther from the twelfth century, Davis's crisp pace maintains the listener’s interest to the end. An informative and provocative work of popular history." (AudioFile)

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    David Greenberg New York 01-30-15
    David Greenberg New York 01-30-15 Member Since 2008
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    Where does Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better history books


    What did you like best about this story?

    The most interesting part for me was the development of the Mongols trading empire after the conquests.


    What about Jonathan Davis and Jack Weatherford ’s performance did you like?

    Very clear. At times it appeared to me to be inappropriately dramatic, but that is a small point.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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    jon 01-29-15
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    "Great Revelation"

    A well told and enlightening version of an important part of world history. Whether fair or generous the idea of the Khans as both Barbarians and Reformers is a view worthy of serious consideration.

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    Rob Azarcon 01-29-15
    Rob Azarcon 01-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book on the legacy of Genghis Khan"

    Not the first book by weatherford I have read and another well written illuminating one. GK truly did help lay a foundation for the modern world.

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    Marc Milwaukie, OR, United States 01-27-15
    Marc Milwaukie, OR, United States 01-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "World history that you never learned."

    Wow. Stunning information well presented. Glad to know more of the history of civilization from the viewpoint of the east.

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    Chetan India 01-20-15
    Chetan India 01-20-15 Member Since 2014

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    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story of Genghis Khan.

    It was an eye opener. All history buffs must listen to this book

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    Amazon Customer United States 01-19-15
    Amazon Customer United States 01-19-15

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    "Excellent book"

    This is one of the best books I have listened to or read. I totally recommend it. A big departure from today's research obsessed with politics and empty interpretation of historical events

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    wael 01-18-15
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    Don't settle for Netflix Marco Polo. This book really shows how the genghis khan built the modern world. An example. If the Mongols didn't occupy Baghdad , the safadi dynasty would not have emerged in Persia and Shia Iran may have not materialized or the birth of a unified China or the effects of the plague importation to Europe which ended the feudal system and paved way to nation states and then industrialization

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    Great History of the Kahns. I learned some things that I had never before known.

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    I liked the first half the most (the part about Genghis Khan), I started listening to the last half and it seemed like all the interesting stuff was done (all the innovations introduced by Genghis), so I stopped reading. But the first half was SUPER interesting.


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