Genghis Khan was a courageous warrior who had to battle against a rival, Jamukha, and numerous other neighborhood tribes before creating The Mongol Empire. Genghis would not have won if he didn't get full support from another tribal leader, Wang-khan. Jamukha had amazing energy, a keen mind, and a gift for intrigue as traits that made him successful. As for Genghis, he was a tenacious individual who was astute in politics and adapted the art of getting right on his side. One real important attribute that steered him to be the ruler of the Mongols was his unwavering loyal protector of those who had given him their allegiance.
I would like to share two articles that I wrote for a website called The Free Resources. The first article is a biography of Genghis Khan. Nevertheless, I wouldn't say it has complete details of his life. It has a lot of major points regarding the events that happened during his life. Instead of me write just a few more tidbits about him, I will have you instead click on the link that is on this paragraph. That is the main reason for me to write this article. Don't you love my honesty?
The goal for me to write the second article was to describe some of the valuable changes Genghis Khan implemented during his esteemed life. The article briefly describes some of the laws that were changed by him. He very much behaved different towards his enemies by being astute with what's important.
If my two articles doesn't suffice giving you the kind of information that you were hoping for, then reading The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia, a book written by Rene Grousset. It was translated by Naomi Walford. The biography of Genghis Khan from that book is on pages 189 - 252. The book was published in 1970 by Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. A new edition was published in 1996 by Barnes & Noble, Inc. with an arrangement with Rutgers University Press. The ISBN-10 is 0813506271 and the ISBN-13 is 978-0813506272.
The Empire of the Steppes book also describe how the hunting-gathering societies in Asia were able to conquer agricultural societies, which were known as sedentary by the author, whose technology were more modern.
The paint and ink on silk artwork above of Genghis Khan was cropped out of a page from an album showing some of the Yuan emperors. The album is currently located in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The original size is 47 cm wide and 59.4 cm high. The author is unknown and it was done during the 14th century. Source: Dschingis Khan und seine Erben (exhibition catalog), Munchen 2005, page 304
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