Genghis Khan and the Quest for God

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God

How the World's Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

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Reveals how Genghis Khan harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known.
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780735221154
0735221154
Branch Call Number: 201.723 WEA 2016
Characteristics: xxiii, 407 pages : maps ; 24 cm

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Candaceb108
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.

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StarGladiator
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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