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Jack Weatherford

Författare till Djingis khan och modernitetens uppkomst

17 verk 5,696 medlemmar 129 recensioner 4 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Jack Weatherford holds the DeWitt Wallace Chair of Anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and an honorary position at Chinggis Khaan University in Mongolia. In 2007 he received the Order of the Polar Star, the highest award for service to the Mongol Nation of Genghis Khan.

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Vedertaget namn
Weatherford, Jack
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Weatherford, Jack McIver
Födelsedag
1946
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Ulaan Baator, Mongolia
Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Utbildning
University of South Carolina
University of California, San Diego
Yrken
professor
Organisationer
Macalester College
Chinggis Khaan University
Priser och utmärkelser
Order of the Pole Star
Kort biografi
JACK WEATHERFORD has retired from the DeWitt Wallace Chair of Anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and an honorary position at Chinggis Khaan University in Mongolia. In 2007 he received the Order of the Polar Star, the highest award for service to the Mongol Nation for writing Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. [from the Amazon.com record for Secret History of the Mongol Queens (2010) retrieved 7/15/2025]

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Our history lessons glossed over the Mongol empire which largely controlled Asia in the late 13th and 14th centuries.

But the rise of Ghengis Khan and his children added many innovations to warfare, governance, and the unification of many ethnic groups, not the least of which were the Chinese and Russians.

Khan’s armies innovated in mobile warfare, the use of canon, and siege engines.

His grandson Kubilei Khan reigned over an age of massive growth of trade, standardization of currency, the invention of diplomatic immunity, even the separation of church and state.

And the expedited trade routes also ultimately became the conduit of pandemic.

The modern world really is a stepchild to the one the Mongols created eight centuries ago.
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MylesKesten | 88 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
Great book indeed! Helps to see through layers of stereotypes, propaganda, demonization and just plain bullshit.
 
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Den85 | 88 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |
Some interesting stuff here. I think Weatherford is reaching at some points and it is pretty obvious where his sentiments lie. History flipped upside down, this book is a counterweight to the western centric histories I grew up with.
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BBrookes | 8 andra recensioner | Dec 12, 2023 |
This book blew my mind. I knew almost none of this history, and now everything looks a little different.
 
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nogomu | 88 andra recensioner | Oct 19, 2023 |

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Jeffrey Ward Cartographer
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Verk
17
Medlemmar
5,696
Popularitet
#4,338
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
129
ISBN
68
Språk
9
Favoritmärkt
4

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