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The Resource Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom, Jack Weatherford

Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom, Jack Weatherford

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Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom
Title
Genghis Khan and the quest for God
Title remainder
how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom
Statement of responsibility
Jack Weatherford
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Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by arms and bravery, but he ruled by commerce and religion. He created the world's greatest trading network and drastically lowered taxes for merchants, but he knew that if his empire was going to last, he would need something stronger and more binding than trade. He needed religion. And so, unlike the Christian, Taoist and Muslim conquerors who came before him, he gave his subjects freedom of religion. Genghis lived in the 13th century, but he struggled with many of the same problems we face today: How should one balance religious freedom with the need to reign in fanatics? Can one compel rival religions--driven by deep seated hatred--to live together in peace? A celebrated anthropologist whose bestselling Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World radically transformed our understanding of the Mongols and their legacy, Jack Weatherford has spent eighteen years exploring areas of Mongolia closed until the fall of the Soviet Union and researching The Secret History of the Mongols, an astonishing document written in code that was only recently discovered. He pored through archives and found groundbreaking evidence of Genghis's influence on the founding fathers and his essential impact on Thomas Jefferson. As hard as it is to believe, we owe our doctine of religious freedom in part to a distant nomad who forged the world's greatest empire in a trail of blood."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Weatherford, J. McIver
Dewey number
323.44/209
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL640
LC item number
.W43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Genghis Khan
  • Freedom of religion
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and state
  • Religions
  • Mongolia
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Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom, Jack Weatherford
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-397) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780735221154
Lccn
2016039793
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
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(OCoLC)ocn957696413
Label
Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom, Jack Weatherford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 407 pages
Isbn
9780735221154
Lccn
2016039793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn957696413

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