1. Genghis Khan: From rats to riches (ATL)


Genghis Khan, Bronze Statue

In these pages, you will be introduced to one of the most formidable medieval political and military figures - Genghis Khan. The material will outline the various factors that led to the rise and consolidation of his power such as uniting rival Mongolian tribes and his success in achieving the political ambitions he set himself. The material will also provide information on Genghis Khan's military prowess, inauguration as the Mongolian supreme commander and leader in 1206 as well as the importance of his leadership to Mongol success.   

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1. The rise of the Khan! Part 1 - Timujin in the Making

Understanding the success of the Mongols as a people - especially under the leadership of Timujin (Genghis Khan) - requires understanding the broader heritage and context out of which these nomadic people...

2. The Rise of the Khan! Part 2 - Genghis the Continental Conqueror

The rise of Timujin later known as “Genghis (Chinggis) Khan” was one of the most dramatic in history. Perhaps no other person has risen from lowly origins, as part of a family eating roots and rats...

3. Mongol Military Might and Prowess

The Mongols under Genghis Khan demonstrated an incredible knowledge of military warfare that acutely fused both steppe warfare tactics and techniques inherited and honed over the centuries as well as...

4. The Destruction of Khwarizm

The Mongol destruction of Major Islamic Central Asian cities (Khwarizm) set an explosive trajectory for a sweeping conquest of Muslim domains. The reports of horrifying massacres by the Mongol army during...

6. Mongol Warfare: The Horsemen Hoard of the Steppes

Guiding Questions:Some additional information on these Mongol weapons can be gleaned from the site in the links below:As mentioned previously, the need to release men from socio-political tasks in order...

7. The Legacy of Genghis Khan

In what follows, the impact of Genghis Khan's meteoric rise to Eurasian domination will be explored and unpacked. Important aspects of his overall legacy will be assessed. Focus will then be given to...

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