Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Topics for Discussion

Jack Weatherford
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What is a spirit banner? Why is it important? How was Genghis Khan's spirit banner destroyed and why?

Briefly tell the story of Temujin's childhood and how he became the Great Khan.

What made Mongol military tactics so spectacularly successful? Give at least three arguments and illustrate them with examples.

Discuss four benefits that Weatherford believes the Mongols provided to the world.

How was Mongol culture distinct from those they conquered? Give three examples and develop them in detail.

How was Khubilai Khan's rule of the Eastern Mongol Empire different from his grandfather's?

How did the Mongol Empire fall?

How did the image of Genghis Khan and the Mongols come to be tarnished in Western Europe and the Soviet Union and how was that image rehabilitated in the East and later the West?

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