The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History

The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History

How Genghis Khan's Mongols Almost Conquered the World

eBook - 2010
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Emerging out of the vast steppe grasslands of Central Asia in the early 1200s, the Mongols, under their ferocious leader, Genghis Khan, quickly carved out an empire that by the late thirteenth century covered almost one-sixth of the Earth’s landmass—from Eastern Europe to the eastern shore of Asia—and encompassed 110 million people. Far larger than the much more famous domains of Alexander the Great and ancient Rome, it has since been surpassed in overall size and reach only by the British Empire.

The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in the World recounts the spectacularly rapid expansion and dramatic decline of the Mongol realm, while examining its real, widespread, and enduring influence on countless communities from the Danube River to the Pacific Ocean.


Emerging out of the vast steppe grasslands of Central Asia in the early 1200s, the Mongols, under their ferocious leader, Genghis Khan, quickly carved out an empire that by the late thirteenth century covered almost one-sixth of the Earth's landmass--from Eastern Europe to the eastern shore of Asia--and encompassed 110 million people. Far larger than the much more famous domains of Alexander the Great and ancient Rome, it has since been surpassed in overall size and reach only by the British Empire.

 

The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in the World recounts the spectacularly rapid expansion and dramatic decline of the Mongol realm, while examining its real, widespread, and enduring influence on countless communities from the Danube River to the Pacific Ocean.



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Prolific author Craughwell tells a richly detailed and illustrated story of the Mongol Empire and its, at least for a time, successful unification of a region that extended from Eastern Europe to the shores of east Asia in the 13th century. The author also details the empire's equally dramatic decline. While consistently violent and bloody, the empire's rise to power was monumental by any measure, which the author makes abundantly clear. An imprint of Quayside Publishing. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Fair Winds Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781616738518
1616738510
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps

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Apr 30, 2018

A fantastic book! A brilliant synthesis of the best historical books written on the Mongol Empire, replete with rather recondite - - but highly fascinating - - facts of the Mongols' history.
Learned some stuff, and that's getting to be a rarity for me, but this book has a high level of scholarship behind it!
Highly recommended for any and all interested in Mongol Empire history and how China came to be a country!

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