Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

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The book Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford was penned in 2003 and provides a detailed description abut the Mongolian Leader. The book takes about the rise of Genghis Khan in the sub continent and what was the impact of his rule on the region.


The anthropological account is apparent due to the depiction of the culture, and lifestyle of the different civilizations that were formed under the rule of the Mongolian leader.
While Genghis Khan has been portrayed in a negative light and image in most of the western literature present today, the author tries to depict the Mongolian Leader in a positive light, highlighting the benefits of his rule which turned out to be significant advantages for the subcontinent in the following years.
The book discusses the life and the legacy of the Mongol king Genghis Khan. The early life of the Mongol leader was significantly different and helped in shaping his personality and his later life. The information that is available about the early life of Genghis Khan is few and fare between in the world literature but Weatherford through collection of accounts form his journeys to the subcontinent and modern china highlights that Genghis Khan was born in 1162. The year of his birth is not confirmed as some literatures cite it to be as early as 1155 and as late as 1165 as well. The name that was given to Genghis Khan was that of Temujin. Genghis Khan was born to a tribal chief or the Borijin tribe which had origins in nomadic Mongolian culture. The tribe was known for being hunters who lived a nomadic life instead of settling down and establishing a farm or herding business.
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