On the Trail of Genghis Khan

Author: Tim Cope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408831304

Category: Eurasia

Page: 528

View: 353


The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century - a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary...From horse-riding novice to travelling three years and 10,000 kilometres on horseback, accompanied by his dog Tigon, Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would -be horse-thieves, and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians. Along the way, he was taken in by people who taught him the traditional ways and told him their recent history: Stalin's push for industrialisation brought calamity to the steepe and forced collectivism that in Kazakhstan alone led to the loss of several million livestock and the starvation of more than a million nomads. Today Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang precariously in the balance in the post-Soviet world.

On the Trail of Genghis Khan

Author: Tim Cope

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408839881

Category: Travel

Page: 528

View: 3644


The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. From horse-riding novice to travelling three years and 10,000 kilometres on horseback, accompanied by his dog Tigon, Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse-thieves, and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians. Along the way, he was taken in by people who taught him the traditional ways and told him their recent history: Stalin's push for industrialisation brought calamity to the steepe and forced collectivism that in Kazakhstan alone led to the loss of several million livestock and the starvation of more than a million nomads. Today Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang precariously in the balance in the post-Soviet world.

Genghis Khan

Author: Barbara M. Linde

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534562486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 359


Throughout history, there have been few conquerors more prominent than Genghis Khan, the first ruler of what would become the Mongol Empire. Readers learn about the humble beginnings of his life, as he rose from anonymity to become one of the most famous rulers in history. They also explore his life as he handled the challenges of leading an empire of millions. Through comprehensive text, informative sidebars, historical images, and vibrant photographs, readers are given the opportunity to explore the world of 13th-century Asia, enhancing their knowledge of this common social studies curriculum topic.

The Secret History of the Mongols, VOLUME 3 (Supplement)

Author: Igor de Rachewiltz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004258582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 5345


Volume Three of the now standard translation of the Secret History of the Mongols (Brill 2004, 2006) by Igor de Rachewiltz is the indispensable companion to the first two volumes with its updated commentary, numerous revisions and some challenging new interpretations.

Off The Rails

Author: Chris Hatherly,Tim Cope

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408852950

Category: Travel

Page: 282

View: 1482


This is the true story of two twenty-year old Australians who travelled for fourteen months on recumbent bicycles from Russia, across Siberia and Mongolia, to Beijing. It is as much a story of perseverance, passion, and belief as it is about the people and remarkable landscapes of Siberia and Mongolia. Tim and Chris are not just fearless adventurers but philosophers on wheels, willing and able to open themselves up to everything from the voice of the Steppes to the Russian villagers and the nomads of the Gobi desert. From this they draw an often funny, moving and inspirational tale of living out a dream. Mixed into this journey is the story of their tumultuous relationship as two opposing wills battle it out in the midst of heat, snow and hunger.

Genghis Khan

Author: Kassi Radomski

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502627876

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9024


Between 1206 and 1227, Genghis Khan led the Mongol army, taking millions of miles of land, creating the largest continuous empire in history, and being responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the process. Students will learn about his complicated history, and will get the opportunity to explore both the positive and negative repercussions that resulted from his reign, as well as how the mythology surrounding him has developed over time.

The Fall of the Mongol Empire

Author: Jennifer Swanson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499463774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6036


As spectacular as its creation was, the fall of the Mongol Empire was just as remarkable. Its descent into chaos was signaled by inter-family rebellion across the four khanates established by Genghis Khan. As weaker Mongol leaders struggled to retain control, drought, flood, famine, and the bubonic plague eventually contributed to the collapse of each khanate. As this volume amply demonstrates, though the Mongols were fierce warriors, their legacy also includes a culture of honor and discipline, centralized government structure, trade promotion and communication routes, and religious tolerance—all of which helped spread wealth, information, and technology across two continents.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307237818

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9789


New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization. Vastly more progressive than his European or Asian counterparts, Genghis Khan abolished torture, granted universal religious freedom, and smashed feudal systems of aristocratic privilege. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the modern world was made.

FASTR

Author: Faster Info Publishing

Publisher: Faster Info Publishing

ISBN: 1733546634

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 189

View: 4326


FASTR is what you get when a Silicon Valley product designer uses design thinking to successfully resolve a persistent and pernicious anal fissure. As I discovered, a chronic fissure (sometimes called an anal ulcer, anal lesion, or anal tear) can disrupt pretty much everything in life, robbing you of joy, peace, and productivity. If this condition is affecting you or a loved one, you’re likely seeking a fast and lasting solution. Those were my goals, so I developed a protocol that worked for me. FASTR (Fissure-in-Ano Self-Treatment and Repair) consolidates key data, personal experience, a little discretion, and plenty of empathy in a way that can save you time and reduce suffering. I hope that sharing it as a pattern can help you build your own effective protocol.