The Roles Of Toregene And Sorkhokhni

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The roles of Toregene and Sorkhokhtani and other women are important because they provide an inside view of how women battle for power, and how this continuation of violence among the Mongol elite would eventually contribute to the fall of the Mongol Empire. Toregene took control of the empire even when her husband was alive and sank deeper into his wine. She assumed the title of “yeke khatun “empress ”” and controlled the civilian administration of the empire. In her greed for power, she replaced her husband official with her own and empower another foreign women (Fatima). The desire for control over the Mongol Empire made women fought against men and other women as well.
Toregene did everything she could to make sure her power and her family would continue to rule the Mongol Empire. When she encounter resistance, she punish those who opposite her, which is shows how
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It is important to notice that after the death of Genghis Khan three foreign women would rule more than half of the empire. These women would not be allies, they would be enemies in their battle for power and land. Another important aspect to mention is that Toregene and Sorkhokhtani were princess before marring Genghis Khan’s son , which provide and important aspect that explain their desire for power. The constant battle between the ruling family members could cause the collapse of one of the greatest empire they world would see. The war against women was the beginning of political and violent era in which the battle for power would turn bloody. The great empire that Genghis Khan created in a life time, would be destructed by his own descendants in other. Genghis Khan work hard in creating a harmonious society in which his family would live peacefully, but this would not last long since his death everything he work hard for would be destroyed by his own family

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