Genghis Khan And The Quest For God

Author: Jack Weatherford
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735221162
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A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by arms and bravery, but he ruled by commerce and religion. He created the world's greatest trading network and drastically lowered taxes for merchants, but he knew that if his empire was going to last, he would need something stronger and more binding than trade. He needed religion. And so, unlike the Christian, Taoist and Muslim conquerors who came before him, he gave his subjects freedom of religion. Genghis lived in the 13th century, but he struggled with many of the same problems we face today: How should one balance religious freedom with the need to reign in fanatics? Can one compel rival religions - driven by deep seated hatred--to live together in peace? A celebrated anthropologist whose bestselling Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World radically transformed our understanding of the Mongols and their legacy, Jack Weatherford has spent eighteen years exploring areas of Mongolia closed until the fall of the Soviet Union and researching The Secret History of the Mongols, an astonishing document written in code that was only recently discovered. He pored through archives and found groundbreaking evidence of Genghis's influence on the founding fathers and his essential impact on Thomas Jefferson. Genghis Khan and the Quest for God is a masterpiece of erudition and insight, his most personal and resonant work. From the Hardcover edition.

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A book on the cultural and revolutionary florescence of the American Theatre, circa 1963-1973

Beyond The Legacy Of Genghis Khan

Author: Linda Komaroff
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This publication offers a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and eastern Asia in the aftermath of Genghis Khan's disruptive invasions of the early thirteenth century, focusing on the significant cultural, social, religious and political changes that followed in their wake. The issues considered concern art, governance, diplomacy, commerce, court life, and urban culture in the Mongol world empire as originally presented at a 2003 symposium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and now distilled in this volume. This collection of 23 papers by many of the main authorities in the field demonstrates both the scope and the depth of the current state of Mongol-related studies and will undoubtedly inspire and provoke further research. The text is profusely illustrated by 27 color and 110 black-and-white illustrations.

The Nineteenth Century

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The Birds Of God

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The Quest

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The Quest

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In devastated postwar Germany, seven Jews set out on a pilgrimage.

Melville S Quarrel With God

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The Great Experiment

Author: Strobe Talbott
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Chronicles humanity's efforts to secure protection and profitability through the establishment of empires, the waging of wars, and the forging of modern global alliances, in an account that seeks to expose damages inflicted by the Bush administration.

Discoveries Genghis Khan And The Mongol Empire

Author: Jean-Paul Roux
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810991033
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This in-depth survey by historian Roux gives readers a clear vision of this incomparable leader and the achievements of his mighty empire. 130 illustrations, 113 in full color.

Word Of God Art Of Man

Author: Institute of Ismaili Studies
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Muslim reverence for the Qur'an as the Word of God has manifested itself in various artistic forms throughout history and up to the present day. This innovative collection of essays explores creative expressions of the Qur'an in a wide range of media. Contributors include museum curators and leading academics in art and architectural history, palaeography and material anthropology, and their studies span four continents and cover topics from medieval coins and early illuminated copies of the Qur'an to contemporary painting. They offer a multidisciplinary approach to the questions of how, why and in what contexts the Qur'an has inspired Muslim artists and craftspeople to adorn the spaces they inhabit and the objects they cherish with its verses. The volume includes 120 colour illustrations, some published for the first time, and an extensive bibliography.

Mercator S World

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The British National Bibliography

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The Age Of Calamity

Author: Time-Life Books
Editor: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780809464418
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Surveys fourteenth-century world history in the eastern hemisphere.

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Johnson S Universal Cyclopaedia

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