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  Genghis Khan - MSN Encarta
Genghis Khan (1167?-1227), Mongol conqueror and founder of the Mongol Empire, which spanned the continent of Asia by the time of his death.
Genghis Khan’s father, Yesugei, was a local chieftain and nephew of the former khan (ruler) of the Mongol tribe.
Genghis Khan, rejoined by his sons, advanced south in the autumn of 1221 and defeated this new adversary on the banks of the Indus River.
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 Sons and Daughters of Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan was born under his real name Temujin as the son of a Mongol tribal leader.
Genghis Khan who was forced to lead a modest life and who had experienced much injustice as a youth, chose his advisors and generals by their merits and capabilities and not by status of birth.
The descendants of Genghis Khan are today mainly dispersed over the Republic of Mongolia as an independent nation with its capital Ulaan Baatar, and in the South the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia as a part of China.
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 Genghis Khan
Although Genghis Khan (more properly known as Chinggis Khan), is mainly thought of in negative terms in the West, he is one of history's more charismatic and dynamic leaders.
The fact that Genghis Khan was able to command a place in history is perhaps more amazing than the deeds that earned him fame as much of his life prior to 1200 was fraught with hardship.
Genghis Khan's greatest accomplishments, however, cannot be counted in terms of territory or victories, but in the presence of a Mongol nation and culture.
www.accd.edu /sac/history/keller/Mongols/empsub1.html   (1048 words)

  Genghis Khan and the Mongols
Genghis Khan and his army were victorious, and in 1210 Genghis won from the Tangut recognition as overlord.
Genghis, according to the scholar Jack Weatherford, prayed alone on a mountain, bowing down and stating his case to "his supernatural guardians," describing the grievances, the tortures and killings that generations of his people had suffered at the hands of the Ruzhen.
The husband of Genghis Khan's daughter was killed, and, it is said, she asked that everyone in the city be put to death, and, according to the story, they were.
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  Genghis Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Genghis' father, Yesugei, khan of the Borjigin and nephew to Ambaghai and Qutula Khan, emerged as the head of the ruling clan of the Mongols, but this position was contested by the rival Tayichi’ud clan, who descended directly from Ambaghai.
Genghis Khan and others are widely cited as producing a highly efficient army with remarkable discipline, organization, toughness, dedication, loyalty and military intelligence, in comparison to their enemies and by defeating one of the most powerful and largest armies, empires, tribes and dynasties besides being militarily outnumbered in almost all of them.
Genghis Khan refused to divide his troops into different units based on ethnicity, instead he mixed tribesmen from conquered groups, like the Tatars and Keraits, which fostered a sense of unity and loyalty by reducing the effects of the old tribal affiliations and preventing any one unit from developing a separate ethnic or national character.
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 Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan (about 1165 - 1227) was a Mongolian Emperor, and military leader who unified the Mongolian tribes and then founded a Mongolian empire by conquering much of China, Asia and Eastern Europe.
A major goal of Genghis was the conquest of Jin, both to avenge earlier defeats and to gain the riches of northern China.
A premonition of death caused Genghis to head back to Mongolia, but he died en route having laid the keystone for what was to become the world's largest land based empire.
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 Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan was born in 1162 on the banks of the Onon River, near the present-day border between Mongolia and Southeast Russia.
Genghis Khan had always remembered how close he and Jamuka had been during their younger years and wanted to renew the friendship, but Jamuka was overcome by guilt and refused to be allowed to live.
Genghis Khan also created official seals and appointed a supreme officer to record all of the judicial decisions and to enforce the law and oversee the appropriate punishments for crimes that were committed (Worldhistory).
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 Genghis Khan Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Genghis Khan, whose original name was Temüjin, was born on the banks of the river Onon in the extreme northeast corner of present-day Mongolia.
Genghis Khan set out from Mongolia in the spring of 1219; he had reached Otrar by the autumn and, leaving a detachment to lay siege to it, advanced on Bukhara, which fell in March 1220, and on Samarkand, which capitulated a month later, the victors of Otrar having taken part in the siege.
Genghis Khan, in the meantime, having passed the summer of 1220 in the mountains south of Samarkand, attacked and captured Termez in the autumn and spent the winter of 1220/1221 in operations in what is now Tajikistan.
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 Genghis Khan
Genghis' father, Yesugei, khan of the Borjigin, and nephew to Ambaghai and Qutula Khan, emerged as the head of the ruling clan of the Mongols, but this position was contested by the rival Tayichi’ud clan, which descended directly from Ambaghai.
At the time of Genghis Khan's death in 1227, the empire was divided among his four sons, with his third son as the supreme Khan, but by the 1350s, the khanates were in a state of fracture and had lost the order brought to them by Genghis Khan.
Genghis Khan also created a national seal, encouraged the use of a written alphabet in Mongolia, and exempted teachers, lawyers, and artists from taxes, although taxes were heavy on all other subjects of the empire.
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Genghis Khan, or Ghengis Khan as he is more widely known, was born about the year 1162 to a Mongol chieftain, Yesugei, and his wife.
Genghis sent a message to their leader Shah Mohammed, saying that the governor must be turned over to the Mongols or war would be declared on Kwarezm.
Genghis led an attack force of 90,000 men from the north and he sent a general with 30,000 men to attack from the east.
www.greenkiwi.co.nz /footprints/mongolia/ghengis_history.htm   (1957 words)

 Genghis Khan
Genghis’ highly disciplined troops were equally capable of slaughtering civilians whose armies refused to surrender and mastering the advanced methods required to capture fortified cities (Humphrey 82-83).
However, Genghis was a cunning warrior, a superb motivator, an organized leader, and a wise ruler who valued loyalty, education, strict laws, and the exchange of knowledge and goods with other cultures.
Descendants were well positioned to expand Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire from the Pacific to the Danube and from Siberia to the Indian Ocean, an area in which half the population of the world then lived (Humphrey 107).
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/China/save/iverson/iverson.htm   (1080 words)

 Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Genghis Khan's banners of peace (white horse-tails) and war (fl horse-tails) displayed in the National Museum of Mongolian History.
Genghis Khan's son Ogodei succeeded him in 1229, and he and other descendants extended the empire until it stretched from the Black Sea to the Korean Peninsula, from the rest of the Russian princedoms to the Bulgar principalities, Central Asian territories, and all of East Asia.
Batu Khan, another grandson and warlord, led the Golden Horde (13-15th centuries) in the conquest of Hungary, Bulgaria, and Russia in the west and Central Asia.
www.museum.upenn.edu /Mongolia/section2a.shtml   (565 words)

 The Historical Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan, or Chingis Khan as he is also known as, was born in the year 1162 to a Mongol chieftain, Yesugei, and his wife.
Genghis did not wait long after he had united all the tribes and in 1207 he began his crusade to conquer the lands in which modern China is today.
Genghis Khan a master horse rider fell from his horse during a hunt and was severely injured.
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 Mongolians mark 800th anniversary of Genghis Khan's march of conquest - The Boston Globe
Remember Genghis Khan and his great deeds," said President Nambaryn Enkhbayar, who usually wears a suit but was dressed in a traditional gold and cream silk robe for the occasion.
The anniversary marks Genghis Khan's unification of fractious Mongol tribes in 1206 -- an event that gave Mongolians a nascent national identity and set them on a course to forge an empire that stretched from the Pacific to Central Europe.
Images of Genghis Khan, often as a wizened elder, have been plastered on billboards, etched in white stones on a mountainside and used to promote tourism.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/07/12/amid_unsettling_times_mongolians_turn_to_genghis_khan   (669 words)

 Genghis Khan sword
Genghis Khan was born near the Baikal lake (in present Russia), in 1167.
Genghis Khan continued his advance and in 1218 the Lorean peninsula feel in his hands.
Genghis Khan, after whit a army of 5,000 men, travelled whit much effort and he reached to enemy in the Indo valley, that gave rise to the battle of same name.
www.aceros-de-hispania.com /genghis-khan-sword.htm   (438 words)

 Genghis Khan a Prolific Lover, DNA Data Implies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior of the 13th century, may have done more than rule the largest empire in the world; according to a recently published genetic study, he may have helped populate it too.
To have such a startling impact on a population required a special set of circumstances, all of which are met by Genghis Khan and his male relatives, the authors note in the study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
Documents written during or just after Khan's reign say that after a conquest, looting, pillaging, and rape were the spoils of war for all soldiers, but that Khan got first pick of the beautiful women.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/02/0214_030214_genghis.html   (480 words)

 The Great Genghis Khan Mongolia Exhibition
The life and times of Genghis Khan and his descendants, even more than the treasures of their conquest, form the basis for this immersive and interactive experience in one of history’s most dramatic sagas.
Following Genghis’ death and mysterious burial, his empire passed to four sons, whose conquests and treasures are also featured as one heads within the Great Wall to the atmospheric palace of Kublai Khan, Genghis’ grandson and ruler of China.
Genghis Khan is the most popular historic figure in Japan and in China, the most popular subject of all National Geographic articles for the year in which he and his legacy was profiled in a two-issue presentation.
www.genghiskhanexhibits.com /exhibitfacts.htm   (3025 words)

 History: Biography of Genghis Khan
In 1206, Genghis Khan proclaimed the ruler of Mongolia.
Genghis used harsh training and strict discipline to create a superior fighting force, he also insured that everyone of his soldiers was well equipped and could easily adopted new warfare tactics.
Genghis Khan died on August 18, 1227, and was buried in a secret location in Mongolia.
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 Leadership Development - Results focused Leadership thinking and practice from around the Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Genghis Khan, the creator and Leader of the Mongol empire, was born around 1165 (dates vary wildly), and died in August 1227.
Genghis was thus now able to focus his time on establishing an effective administration of the Mongol Empire, whilst keeping internal strife under check and setting his succession in place.
Genghis' youngest son Tolui (by all accounts the cruelest of his sons) was not chosen - but Tolui's son became Khubilai Khan, later the first Yuan Emperor of China.
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 Old World Contacts/Armies/Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire, was born into the Mongol minor nobility and given the name Timujin.
Genghis Khan was a supremely capable military leader and administrator.
Though he was a conqueror whose exploits led to great destruction in terms of life and property, Genghis Khan did ultimately pave the way for an era of relative peace and security and increased cross-cultural contact.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/oldwrld/armies/khan.html   (640 words)

 GENGHIS KHAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In that year, a convocation of the subjugated tribes proclaimed him Genghis Khan (Chinese chêng-sze, "precious warrior"; Turkish khan, "lord"), leader of the united Mongol and Tatar tribes; the city of Karakorum was designated his capital.
The greatness of the khan as a military leader was borne out not only by his conquests but by the excellent organization, discipline, and maneuverability of his armies.
Genghis Khan's invasions were of great historical importance long after his death, for the Turks, who fled before him, were driven to their own invasion of Europe.
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 Genghis Khan
Having thus further consolidated his sovereignty, Jenghiz Khan now meditated an invasion of the empire of the Kin Tatars, whohad wrested northern china from the emperors of the sung dynasty.
With characteristic treachery he requested permission from his host, the Khitan khan, to collect the fragments of his army which had been scattered by Jenghiz at the battle on the Irtish, and thus having collected a considerable force he leagued himself with Muhammed, the shah of Khuarezm, against the confiding khan.
After a short but decisive campaign the allies remained masters of the position, the khan was compelled to abdicate the throne in favor of his late guest.
www.1902encyclopedia.com /G/GEN/genghis-khan.html   (2355 words)

 Crown | Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world.
In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford, the only Western scholar ever to be allowed into the Mongols’; “Great Taboo”—Genghis Khan’s homeland and forbidden burial site—tracks the astonishing story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world.
Genghis Khan was an innovative leader, the first ruler in many conquered countries to put the power of law above his own power, encourage religious freedom, create public schools, grant diplomatic immunity, abolish torture, and institute free trade.
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