The Rise of Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire with Dr. Timothy May

The Rise of Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire with Dr. Timothy May


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How does a man go from dire poverty and obscurity to become one the greatest conquerors of all time? Join historian Timothy May to discover the fascinating history of Chinggis Khan.

Despite the murder of his father when he was but a child and the subsequent abandonment by his family, Chinggis Khan proceed to become one of the most influential figures in history. Indeed, besides conquering more territory than the Roman Empire or Alexander the Great, the actions of Chinggis Khan still affect the world today.

Chinggis Khan is the title of Temujin (1162-1227), the founder of the Mongol Empire. While his title has been corrupted into Genghis Khan in the west and he has been transformed into the personification of violence and barbarity, Chinggis Khan established an empire and dynasty that ruled most of Eurasia and transformed the world. Chinggis Khan is rightfully considered the founder of Mongolia, but he also initiated societal and military reforms while also promoting global trade and religious tolerance. His deeds were such that after his death in 1227, his life became the stuff of legend and one that still resonates across time. In this seminar, we will explore both the man and the myth of Chinggis Khan and why he was so successful.

Led by an expert on Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire, Timothy May, this interactive seminar will examine the life of Chinggis Khan and the rise of the Mongol Empire. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of why he was such a great leader.

Dr. Timothy May is a specialist on the history of the Mongol Empire and the author and editor of 6 books, over 30 articles and chapters, and numerous other publications. He has also consulted and appeared on several television shows including National Geographic's Origins: The Journey of Mankind. He is currently the editor of Mongolian Studies: The Journal of the Mongolia Society and is Associate Dean, College of Arts & Letters, University of North Georgia. He holds a Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A., Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, and a B.A., History and Anthropology, The College of William and Mary.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Linda (Ludington, US)
Fascinating

The stories of Chinggis Khan are told with slides that bring the Mongolian steppes to life. Dr. May conveyed the geography, history, culture, and food of the peoples that comprised Mongolia in an interesting way, and he was clearly an expert in answering questions during the Q&A time. For those like me who will never see this part of the world, it was a fascinating "conversation."

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
An intimate portrait of a great conquerer.

This course is focusing on the youth and upbringing of the great leader up to his his conquest of the biggest empire known in history.

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Laurel Uehara

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John (Washington, US)

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Based on 6 reviews
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Linda (Ludington, US)
Fascinating

The stories of Chinggis Khan are told with slides that bring the Mongolian steppes to life. Dr. May conveyed the geography, history, culture, and food of the peoples that comprised Mongolia in an interesting way, and he was clearly an expert in answering questions during the Q&A time. For those like me who will never see this part of the world, it was a fascinating "conversation."

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
An intimate portrait of a great conquerer.

This course is focusing on the youth and upbringing of the great leader up to his his conquest of the biggest empire known in history.

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Laurel Uehara

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John (Washington, US)

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Carol Hollenshead (Marana, US)

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