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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Weatherford Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the greatest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story. 


The queens of the Silk Route turned their father’s conquests into the world’s first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and 
creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Outlandish stories of these powerful queens trickled out of the empire, shocking the citizens of Europe and the Islamic world.


At the conclusion of his magnificently researched and groundbreaking narrative, Jack Weatherford notes that the deeds of these Mongol queens inspired great artists from Chaucer and Milton to Goethe and Puccini, and so their stories live on today. With The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, Weatherford restores the queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/18/2014

    " More genealogy than his previous book, Weatherford's followup to his excellent narrative of the Mongol Empit=re follows the maternal line of Genghis Khan's descendants as they fight each other and lose ground to competing empires. The last section, focusing on Manduthai Khatan and her extraordinary efforts to revive the Mongol Empire, are the most engaging. If you're interested in Mongol history at all, or just want to fill in the gaps of history that typically gets lest aside, this is a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurel Carey | 2/16/2014

    " An absorbing, well researched book that dropped the shades from my eyes about Genghis Khan - he entrusted his wives and daughters with responsibilities, power, and rulership which enabled the Mongols to remain formidable for a very long time after his death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Forrest | 2/6/2014

    " Actually a good book, just not as good as his book on Genghis Khan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stanislav Grinapol | 1/24/2014

    " In my opinion Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford was more of an interesting read. Considering the mere mention of the name conjures so many images. And yet it's a great depiction of some of the greatest female leaders in early China. "

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