Probably my first book on Genghis Khan.Informative sometimes. Great historical fiction Genghis Khan, Born Borjigin Tem Jin, Was The Founder, Khan Ruler And Khagan Emperor Of The Mongol Empire, Which Became The Largest Contiguous Empire In History After His Death He Came To Power By Uniting Many Of The Nomadic Tribes Of Northeast Asia After Founding The Mongol Empire And Being Proclaimed Genghis Khan , He Started The Mongol Invasions That Would Ultimately Result In The Conquest Of Most Of Eurasia These Included Raids Or Invasions Of The Kara Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia And Jin Dynasties These Campaigns Were Often Accompanied By Wholesale Massacres Of The Civilian Populations Especially In Khwarezmia By The End Of His Life, The Mongol Empire Occupied A Substantial Portion Of Central Asia And China Before Genghis Khan Died, He Assigned Gedei Khan As His Successor And Split His Empire Into Khanates Among His Sons And GrandsonsHe Died InAfter Defeating The Western Xia He Was Buried In An Unmarked Grave Somewhere In Mongolia At An Unknown Location His Descendants Went On To Stretch The Mongol Empire Across Most Of Eurasia By Conquering And Or Creating Vassal States Out Of All Of Modern Day China, Korea, The Caucasus, Central Asian Countries, And Substantial Portions Of Modern Eastern Europe, Russia And The Middle East Many Of These Invasions Resulted In The Large Scale Slaughter Of Local Populations, Which Have Given Genghis Khan And His Empire A Fearsome Reputation In Local Histories Originally published in 1888, this book happens to be quite outdated Jacob Abbott wrote the series Makers Of History aiming at children as its primary audience Hence, it s also very simplistic the way it was written although this is not necessarily a bad thing.If you want to read an accurate biography of Genghis Khan go elsewhere I d even dare to say that the The History And The Life Of Chinggis Khan The Secret History Of The Mongols isaccurate than this.However, the book is very entertaining And the electronic edition that I found on Project Gutenberg is exquisitely done Just for that it deserves 3 stars. I listened to the audio version of this book A bit outdated understandably and far too detailed for my liking, but all in all an interesting read I would resort tomodern sources for reliable info, though. At last he became completely discouraged, and, after signal defeat which he met with from a detachment which had been sent against him by Genghis Khan, he went, with the few troops that remained together, to a strong fortress among the mountains, and told the governor that it seemed to him useless to continue the struggle any longer, and that he had come to shut himself up in the fortress, and abandon the contest in despair.The governor, however, told him that it was not right for a prince, the descendant of ancestors so illustrious as his, and the inheritor of so resplendent a crown, to yield to discouragement and despondency on account of the reverses of Pg 299 fortune He advised him again to take the field, and to raise a new army, and continue the contest to the end.Jalaloddin determined to follow this advice, and, after a brief period of repose at the castle, he again took the field On Jalaloddin, Uncle of Qutoz A basic outline of Genghis Khan s life Hardly any details talking about strategies, or emotions Bit judgey at times okay for a quick read. Poorly written, no detail, no structure, no analysis. This simply narrated history of Genghis Khan traces the life of the great conqueror, from being the son of a minor chieftain in Mongolia to becoming the ruler of arguably the largest empire in history The language is archaic, as it was published in the late nineteenth century The names of persons and places have been spelled differently, which makes looking up of these names a bit difficult The book doesn t cover the details of his conquests beyond the modern day Afghanistan In short, this book is an appetizer that has to be followed up by some sumptuous material on the Khan of the Khans Very readable.
John Stevens Cabot Abbott and Gorham Dummer Abbott, were also authors His sons, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Austin Abbott, both eminent lawyers, Lyman Abbott, and Edward Abbott, a clergyman, were also well known authors.
- 308 pages
- History of Ghenghis Khan
- Jacob Abbott
- 14 August 2019 Jacob Abbott