Genghis Khan and the Quest for God

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God

How the World's Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

Book - 2016
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"Reveals how Genghis Khan harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. By the New York Times best-selling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World,"--NoveList.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
ISBN: 9780735221154
Branch Call Number: 323.442 WEATHERF
Characteristics: xxiii, 407 pages : maps ; 24 cm


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Nov 15, 2017

A great history of Genghis and his rise to power. Specifically this book examines the role of religions both in Genghis' personal story and throughout his empire. He was one of the first leaders of a large empire that made religious freedom law and its intriguing to try and figure out why he choose to do that centuries before it would become the standard in the West.

Mar 02, 2017

With a due respect to StarGladiator, it doesn't sound like you read the book. During Genghis Khan's life those things did not occur. It was after his death and competition for the empire between his sons and grandsons that those things occurred. In fact Genghis Khan's wives were queens in their own right, with courts, and lands and subjects. In his absence they were the administrators of his empire.

Anyway, If you are interested in this area of history, this is a wonderful book. It seems we humans who think we are the top of the food chain, still cannot allow each other freedom of belief.

Dec 04, 2016

So, no doubt all those women who were raped and pillaged, and all those men who were castrated, took a moment and reflected upon how lucky they were to have freedom to practise whatever religion they wanted to in their remaining time on this planet!
How comforting . . .
[Anyone who has studied modern history realizes that some of the most brutal methods of execution - - especially where women are concerned - - are to be found in Mongolia, a hangover from Genghis Khan's time.]


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