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Genghis Khan

Jacob Abbott

Book Overview: 

This book provides the history of one of the most renowned emperors of all time. The Great Khan. This was a man born Temujin to a clan leader father who was later poisoned. The family was left unprotected and without power to fend for themselves on the Eurasian Steppe. Genghis later rose to power and founded the Mongol Empire, one of the largest in all of history. Despite his great achievement and ferocious reputation there is much we do not know of him, even what he looked like. Historians state that there is not a single portrait of the man that survives to the present day. All current renditions are done after his death by people who never knew him. His death is recorded and his entombment discussed...but all remains to be found.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .One of them was to the King of France. In this letter the writer tells the King of France of his great wealth and of the vastness of his dominions. He says he has seventy kings to serve and wait upon him. He invites the King of France to come and see him, promising to bestow a great kingdom upon him if he will, and also to make him his heir and leave all his dominions to him when he dies; with a great deal more of the same general character.

Other letters.

The other letters were much the same, and the interest which they naturally excited was increased by the accounts which the missionaries gave of the greatness and renown of this more than royal convert, and of the progress which Christianity had made and was still making [Pg 75]in his dominions through their instrumentality.

The probable truth.

It is supposed, in modern times, that these stories were pretty much all inventions on the part of the missionaries, or, at least, that the accounts whic. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Great historical fiction

For a narrative history of Genghis Khan, this was a good gateway. However the book hasn’t aged well: the spellings of names & places are really archaic & hard to find in modern sources and it is clearly a product of its age when it comes to discussing how people outside of the “civilized” 19th centu

If you’re looking to learn the basics of Genghis Khan then this book is for you. A fairly good and quick read.

My first audiobook - wanted a subject I'd enjoy. This was pretty awesome. It's a non-fiction about the life of Genghis Khan. Starting from his father to Genghis's death.

It's a very old version with lots of detail, I have no problem with either. The only issue I had is the authors opinion of few thin

one of the most amazing guys ever roamed earth. a must read

“At last he became completely discouraged, and, after signal defeat which he met with from a detachment which had been sent against him by Genghis Khan, he went, with the few troops that remained together, to a strong fortress among the mountains, and told the governor that it seemed to him useless

I listened to the audio version of this book. A bit outdated(understandably) and far too detailed for my liking, but all in all an interesting read.
I would resort to more modern sources for reliable info, though.

This simply narrated history of Genghis Khan traces the life of the great conqueror, from being the son of a minor chieftain in Mongolia to becoming the ruler of arguably the largest empire in history. The language is archaic, as it was published in the late nineteenth century. The names of persons

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