Much has been written (both non-fiction and fiction) about Chinggis (former spelling Genghis) Khan and his military conquests of China and Central Asia. But much less is known of the boy, Temujin, who grew up to take the name Chinggis Khan. This book attempts to throw light on that part of his life. This ‘Journey in Mongolia’ is two journeys, separated in time: that of Temujin from his birth (1161/2) to the point where he took the name Chinggis Khan (1206), and that taken by Margaret Lyle and Christine Wardingley in 2011 when they visited places in North-East Mongolia associated with his life story. Temujin’s story is revealed by interweaving these two journeys. Temujin’s story, as reported in this book, is that recorded in The Secret History of the Mongols (translated by Francis Woodman Cleaves; a work completed in 1956 but not published until 1982). The Secret History is the only history written by the Mongols themselves, and so gives the story from their point of view. The author hopes you will enjoy reading about Temujin and discovering how he became the leader of all the Mongol tribes and took the name Chinggis Khan. (But if you want a book about his conquests after he became Chinggis Khan, this is not it – perhaps the next one!)
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Book Description Alaric Publishing Limited, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1909799009
Book Description Alaric Publishing Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1909799009