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Title:
Life in Genghis Khan's Mongolia
Author:
Taylor, Robert, 1948-
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.3 6.0 51617.
ISBN:
9781560063483
Format :
Book

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Known to history as bloodthirsty conquerors, the Mongols of the 12th and 13th centuries were a complex people who worshipped nature, revered their ancestors and respected the sanctity of the family at the same time as they enslaved children, plundered and slaughtered all who stood in their way.


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Gr 6-10-According to some accounts, at the height of his reign Genghis Khan had 500 wives; 10,000 bodyguards; and a huge bureaucracy of scribes, tax collectors, ambassadors, and administrators. His influence and power affected all aspects of this society as Taylor makes clear. The author's lively, well-researched narrative details the structure of the culture, Khan's reforms, "The Mongol War Machine," family life, spiritual beliefs, and recreational activities. At intervals throughout the text, Taylor includes sidebars on such human-interest topics as women wrestlers and the Mongols's lack of hygiene and legendary cruelty. Average-quality, black-and-white photos of artifacts and sites and reproductions illustrate the text. This volume would make a fine companion to Judy Humphrey's Genghis Khan (Chelsea, 1987) and will be a useful addition for units on ancient civilizations.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.