Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series

Jacob Abbott


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Title: Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series

Author: Jacob Abbott

Release Date: May 2, 2009 [EBook #28667]

Language: English







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Makers of History

Genghis Khan

BY

JACOB ABBOTT

WITH ENGRAVINGS

 

 

NEW YORK AND LONDON

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS

1901

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight
hundred and sixty, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of
New York.

Copyright, 1888, by Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Austin Abbott,
Lyman Abbott, and Edward Abbott.

INAUGURATION OF GENGHIS KHAN.

PREFACE.

The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited Central Asia, and has been applied to a great number of potentates and rulers that have from time to time arisen among them. Genghis Khan was the greatest of these princes. He was, in fact, one of the most renowned conquerors whose exploits history records.

As in all other cases occurring in the series of histories to which this work belongs, where the events narrated took place at such a period or in such a part of the world that positively reliable and authentic information in respect to them can now no longer be obtained, the author is not responsible for the actual truth of the narrative which he offers, but only for the honesty and fidelity with which he has compiled it from the best sources of information now within reach.

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I.PASTORAL LIFE IN ASIA13
II.THE MONGULS23
III.YEZONKAI KHAN41
IV.THE FIRST BATTLE52
V.VANG KHAN68
VI.TEMUJIN IN EXILE76
VII.RUPTURE WITH VANG KHAN86
VIII.PROGRESS OF THE QUARREL100
IX.THE DEATH OF VANG KHAN114
X.THE DEATH OF YEMUKA123
XI.ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EMPIRE136
XII.DOMINIONS OF GENGHIS KHAN150
XIII.THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE KUSHLUK163
XIV.IDIKUT175
XV.THE STORY OF HUJAKU184
XVI.CONQUESTS IN CHINA198
XVII.THE SULTAN MOHAMMED213
XVIII.THE WAR WITH THE SULTAN236
XIX.THE FALL OF BOKHARA244
XX.BATTLES AND SIEGES264
XXI.DEATH OF THE SULTAN281
XXII.VICTORIOUS CAMPAIGNS297
XXIII.GRAND CELEBRATIONS318
XXIV.CONCLUSION330