Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Paperback)

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    JACK WEATHERFORD is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal peoples and the author ofIndian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilization, and The History of Money.
    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening, an unprecedented explosion of technologies, trade, and ideas. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford, the only Western scholar ever to be allowed into the Mongols' "Great Taboo" - Genghis Khan's homeland and forbidden burial site - tracks the astonishing story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world.

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    ISBN 9780609809648
    Genre HISTORY / Asia / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 312
    Publisher Date 2005-03-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Broadway Books
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Weatherford, Jack
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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      Excellent book for both information and interest. I hope Weathererford gets another one out and available in paperback. I've already recommended this one to others.

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