The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History 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

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Publisher Description

How Genghis Khan and the Mongols conquered nearly one-sixth of the planet: “The fascinating story of history’s most misunderstood empire builders.” —Alan Axelrod, bestselling author of Miracle at Belleau Wood

Emerging out of the vast steppes 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.

“Great sweeping history from a superb writer.” —Joseph Cummins, author of The War Chronicles

“A skillful and imaginative storyteller and conscientious historian.” —David Willis McCullough, author of Wars of the Irish Kings

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
February 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
329
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quarto Publishing Group USA
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
30.6
MB

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