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China says Genghis Khan catalyst for Renaissance
Turkish Daily News ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2006 | Reuters

Posted on 07/22/2006 12:51:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

"Genghis Khan introduced papermaking and printing technologies to Europe and pioneered cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe," it quoted Zhu Yaoting, a specialist on Mongolian history at Beijing Union University, as saying. "He brought cultural progress that helped liberate the Europeans from the bondage of theology -- in this sense, his expeditions served as a catalyst for the Renaissance," he said. Genghis Khan's expeditions to Europe also reopened the Silk Road and laid the path for Marco Polo's historic trip to China. "The expedition revived the ancient trade link and made economic and cultural exchanges possible again between the isolated civilizations," said Chen Yuning, a professor at Ningxia University.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
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China says Genghis Khan catalyst for Renaissance

1 posted on 07/22/2006 12:51:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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One for the lovers of Marxist revisionism -- should make their heads explode.

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2 posted on 07/22/2006 12:53:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yeah, mass murdering terrorism is always an impetus for art, science, and culture.

/sarcasm


3 posted on 07/22/2006 12:53:46 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: SunkenCiv

don't forget , he invented the telephone and the modern toaster.


4 posted on 07/22/2006 12:55:50 PM PDT by pipecorp (a muhammed portrait......8(_o_)8 .................nice likeness, eh?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yeah... and Hitler spurred our space program.


5 posted on 07/22/2006 12:59:05 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: SunkenCiv
"He brought cultural progress that helped liberate the Europeans from the bondage of theology -- in this sense, his expeditions served as a catalyst for the Renaissance,"

Maybe this regurgitator of the marxist line against religion ought to reflect that it is too bad a little bondage of Christianity and charity did not rub off on this mass murderer whose huge empire disintegrated after his death and left small legacy except perhaps where it was ultimately co-opted in China.


6 posted on 07/22/2006 12:59:25 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("I like to legislate. I feel I've done a lot of good." Sen. Robert Byrd)
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To: pipecorp
"don't forget , he invented the telephone and the modern toaster."
Nah. It was AlGore.
7 posted on 07/22/2006 1:02:57 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: GSlob

i thought he invented the internet and the manzier


8 posted on 07/22/2006 1:05:50 PM PDT by pipecorp (a muhammed portrait......8(_o_)8 .................nice likeness, eh?)
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To: pipecorp

he invented the stone ax, the wheel, bow and arrows, spear tip, flint and tinder fire ignition, indoor plumbing and toilet paper, zoos and circuses and god knows what else. And telephone is surely the part of the list.


9 posted on 07/22/2006 1:17:19 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: GSlob

well that's why i didn't vote for him... all those murders caused by indiscriminate firestarting...it's his fault.


10 posted on 07/22/2006 1:25:29 PM PDT by pipecorp ( muhammed ......8(_o_)8 .................nice likeness, eh?)
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To: FormerACLUmember

LOL!

But now you've done it! The Genghis-worshippers will descend in a whirlwind of hooves...


11 posted on 07/22/2006 1:25:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

But didn't he have the ears of the people wherever he traveled?


12 posted on 07/22/2006 1:31:18 PM PDT by labette (Why couldn't I have been born rich instead of so darned handsome?)
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To: labette

[rimshot!]


13 posted on 07/22/2006 1:35:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
[rimshot!]

Okay
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14 posted on 07/22/2006 1:44:14 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: pipecorp
don't forget , he invented the telephone and the modern toaster.

Much more important for modern thinkers were the Pill and Viagra.

15 posted on 07/22/2006 2:15:13 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but the wise are full of doubts.)
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To: nathanbedford

Didn't the mongolian nobles become assimlated?


16 posted on 07/22/2006 2:55:38 PM PDT by John Will
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To: nathanbedford
Actually, the Mongols practiced freedom of religion long before the West did. It was enshrined in the Yasa [Jasagh], Chinnghis Quan's Law Code, and enforced by the Mongol Army [although he wasn't real fond of Muslims].

The argument can be made that Chinnghis Quan and the Mongols are responsible for the European Age of Discovery.With the Pax Mongolica that lasted through the reign of four Qa Quans [Chinnghis, Ugeddai, Guyuk and Mongke], Europe had access to the Silk Road and all the goods of the East they desired, plus access to Eastern technology. And the entire Silk Road was secure and safe.

With the internal wars that developed after Mongke Qa Quan's death on campaign in China, on the one hand between his brother Hulegu's Il Khanate of Persia and the Golden Horde under Berke Quan; and the other between his other two brothers, Qublai and Arik Boka over the succession, that ready access was cut off, but not the desire for the goods Europeans had grown to require, and desire. The Age of Exploration was the result of that rupture.

By the bye, while Chinnghis, Uggedai, Guyuk and Mongke were pagans, Hulegu and Qublai were Buddhists, Berke was a Muslim, Hulegu's wife and one of Qublai's were Nestorian Christians. And Chinnghis' Empire , in areas, survived his death by three hundred years.
17 posted on 07/22/2006 3:25:50 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: labette

Where his army traveled. In potato sacks.


18 posted on 07/22/2006 3:26:36 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: SunkenCiv

What happened in the 1200's was a catalyst of the Renaissance? Okaaaaay.


19 posted on 07/22/2006 3:39:58 PM PDT by Graymatter ("Put only Americans on guard tonight." -- George Washington)
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To: Fiddlstix

Thanks, I needed that.


20 posted on 07/22/2006 5:29:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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