May 29, 2023

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Jack Weatherford’s “Genghis Khan” published in Persian 

TEHRAN – “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford has been published in Persian by Markaz.

Originally published in 2004, the book has been translated into Persian by Sima Soltani.

The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening, an unprecedented explosion of technologies, trade and ideas. 

In “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World”, Weatherford, the only Western scholar ever to be allowed into the Mongols’ “Great Taboo”, Genghis Khan’s homeland and forbidden burial site, tracks the astonishing story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world.

Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed. 

This dazzling work of revisionist history doesn’t just paint an unprecedented portrait of a great leader and his legacy, but challenges us to reconsider how the modern world was made.

Photo: A combination photo shows scholar Jack Weatherford and the front cover of the Persian edition of his book “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World”.


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