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e-Book Kublai Khan download

by John Man

ISBN: 0553817183
ISBN13: 978-0553817188
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam; UK ed. edition (March 20, 2007)
Pages: 389
Category: Historical
Subategory: Memoris

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The authoritative biography of the great Mongol ruler, by the author of Genghis Khan and Attila.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree Kublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge. But the true story behind this legend is even more fantastic than the poem would have us believe.

In Chapter 12 John Man portrays Kublai Khan as the CEO of the Yuan Dynasty. The chapter opens: "Kublai had inherited astonishing managerial skills. He was no intellectual genius, but he had talents that made him one of the greatest CEOs of all time: he was a Brilliant, lively read, well structured - including the several necessary jumps through space and time that get you caught up with events across the Mongol Empire so that you can move on, fully informed, with the next bit of Kublai's.

Kublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge. John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. He inherited the second largest land empire in history from his grandfather, Genghis Khan. After reading German and French at Oxford he did two postgraduate courses, one in the history of science at Oxford, the other in Mongolian at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan. John Anthony Garnet Man (born 15 May 1941) is a British historian and travel writer. His special interests are China, Mongolia, and the history of written communication. He takes particular pleasure in combining historical narrative with personal experience. In 2007 John Man was awarded Mongolia's Friendship Medal for his contributions to UK-Mongolian relations.

John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia John has written acclaimed and highly successful biographies of Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun and Kublai Khan a. .

John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. John has written acclaimed and highly successful biographies of Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun and Kublai Khan as well as Alpha Beta, on the history of the alphabet, and The Gutenberg Revolution, on the invention of printing. Also by John Man. See all. Related titles.

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John Man. He promptly set about extending this into the biggest empire the world has ever seen, extending his rule from China to Iraq, from Siberia to Afghanistan.

Read John Man for details. 11n Kublai uses the Chinese naming system and proclaimed themselves the Yuan Dynasty to fit in with Chinese imperial custom. 2 ответов 56 ретвитов 81 отметка Нравится. He converted to & became a patron of Tibetan Buddhism.

Kublai was hugely outnumbered

Kublai was hugely outnumbered. The Song dynasty was a "a monumental culture" of 70 million people, says Man, and 10 to 100 times stronger in military terms. The Mongols had to be clever. One major battle took place at Xiangyang, a city with impenetrable walls dominating the Han River, a tributary of the Yangtze.

The authoritative biography of the great Mongol ruler, by the author of Genghis Khan and Attila.In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure dome decreeKublai Khan lives on in the popular imagination thanks to these two lines of poetry by Coleridge. But the true story behind this legend is even more fantastic than the poem would have us believe. Kublai Khan inherited the second largest land empire in history from his grandfather, Genghis Khan, and which he extended further, creating the biggest empire the world has ever seen; from China to Iraq, from Siberia to Afghanistan. His personal domain covered sixty-percent of all Asia, and one-fifth of the world’s land area.The West first learnt of this great Khan through the reports of Marco Polo. Kublai had not been born to rule, but had clawed his way to leadership, achieving power only in his 40s. He inherited Genghis Khan’s great dream of world domination but unlike his grandfather he saw China and not Mongolia as the key to controlling power, and turned Genghis’s unwieldy empire into a federation. Using China’s great wealth, coupled with his shrewd and subtle governance, he created an empire that was the greatest since the fall of Rome, and shaped the modern world as we know it today. He gave China its modern-day borders and his legacy is that country’s resurgence, and the superpower China of tomorrow.
Comments:
Jorad
I'm still currently reading the book. I find it very entertaining and and enlightening to a period of history which I'm very interested in. Kublai Khan truly transformed the world and controlled half of the world's population. Not too much today is known about his accomplishments and his grandfather Genghis Khan uniting most of Asia. The author does a great job in his description and analogies of many of the events that occurred. I am very happy with the purchase and the read.

SmEsH
Very good historical account of Kublai Khan. Includes author's personal on site investigations and discoveries.

Milleynti
Very well written and researched. Excellent history book.

Kann
Kublai Khan by John Man is interesting and well written. I recommend this book. Informative.

Conjulhala
Very boring and hard to read.

Downloaded
It is not a focused story

Thoginn
I'm almost finished this book in less than a week and I have enjoyed every page. It is a fascinating story and brilliantly written. Not knowing a thing about Kublai Khan it was very satisfying to learn about the completion of the Mongol conquests of Central Asia, the Middle East and China, with the final debacle in Japan. The book reads like an adventure novel with mind bogglingly vast distances and numbers of people involved. Learning about the history of many countries there is often reference to the Mongols, so to read about it from their perspective really fills out the picture. There are many vignettes which give a personal insight into the characters involved in these exploits and Man sometimes describes sites, such as the ruins of Xanadu, as they are today. I thoroughly recommend this wonderful book to any reader

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book, as the topic is fascinating.

However, there were times where I lost interest mostly do to the approach and writing style of the author. His scholarship is average, and he tries to create storylines that suit him for each chapter that make the book feel disconnected.

However, despite all that, there are interesting stories in the life of Kublai, and even this author can't help but capture those. So, it is better to read this book than no book about Kublai at all. However, I certainly won't pick up another John Mann book in the future and there are probably better Kublai books out there.

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