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Chinggis khan and his conquest of Khorasan: causes and consequences

Ara, Aniba Israt and Islam, Arshad (2013) Chinggis khan and his conquest of Khorasan: causes and consequences. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Colne Germany. ISBN 9783659317255

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This book explores the causes and consequences of Chinggis Khan's invasion of Khorasan in the 13th century. It discusses Chinggis Khan's charismatic leadership qualities that united all nomadic tribes and gave him the authority to become the supreme Mongol leader, which helped him to invade Khorasan. It also focuses on the rise of the Muslim cities in Khorasan where many Muslim scholars kept their intellectual brilliance and made Khorasan the cultural capital of the Muslims. This study apprises us of Chinggis Khan's war tactics and administrative system which made his men extremely strong and advanced despite their culture remaining barbaric in nature. His progeny also followed a similar policy for a long time until all Muslim cities were fully destroyed. The work also focuses on the rise of many sectarian divisions among the Muslims which brought disunity that eventually led to their downfall. Thus, this study underscores the importance of revitalization of unity in the Muslim world so that Muslims may not become vulnerable to any foreign imperialistic power. Unity also is the key to preserve Muslim intellectual thought and Islamic cultural identities.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 1440/46668
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H51 History
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr. Arshad Islam
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 11:45
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 18:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46668

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