Analysis Of Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World Essay

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In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, authored by Jack Weatherford, was written to get the reader engrossed in a true representation of the history of the Mongol Empire, as well as its’ champion, Genghis Khan, which ruled it from its’ founding in the year 1206 until his death in 1227 AD. The introduction of the book gives a strong background as what the author intends his work to achieve and what historical resources he used to compile this “better” history of the Mongols. Most people have a negative view of the Mongol Empire and Genghis Khan, with traditional history depicting them as savage barbarians that conquered Asia by submission. However, while part of this view is correct, interesting facts were brought to light about Mongol society (namely that it wasn’t as savage as generally regarded, and innovate in some social aspects, for that time period), Genghis’ early life and how his upbringing shaped him as the person to lead the destiny of the Mongol Empire he created for the better part of 21 years. Genghis Khan should be highly regarded, and in addition, his great empire outlived him greatly, lasting until 1368 AD. He laid the foundations upon which the largest empire the world has ever seen was built.
Three main parts constitute the content within this book, which can be summarized as follows: Genghis Khan’s early life, empire building, and the fate of the empire after the death of Genghis Khan. It was subdivided this way in order…

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