Long but really well-written, informative article. Makes me want to learn more about Genghis Khan.
I read a brisk and fascinating biography of G. Kahn six or eight years ago—the guy was a genius, a deadly merciless genius, but a genius and a titan among leaders nonetheless.
I just did some looking and I think it was the bio “Genghis Kahn and the Making of the Modern World,” by Jack Weatherford.
Check out Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History podcast. Very interesting and learned a lot about Genhis. http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hh
Nat Geo did a really interesting special on Ghengis
Just another kid who grew up with a big chip on his shoulder about his father’s early death and betrayal by the tribe
Nat Geo has found that 1/2% of all the male population in todays world is descended from..Ghengis
He was a lover and a fighter
Would’ve been interesting for him and Shaka Zulu to spend some time together, talk about their boyhoods, starving with their mothers and such