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The philosophical aspect of Genghis Khan

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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Genghis Khan conquered more land than Alexander and Holy Roman Empire combined together.

He invited a Taoist monk, one of the 7 famous Taoist Immortal, Chang Chun to his court.
Genghis Khan letter of invitation showed a philosophical side that most people might not have known.

Read his letter (written as Chinghis Khan) as well as the account of that meeting.

depts.washington.edu...



Warmest regards

Shanlung
山 龍




posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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Thanks for posting this thread. I've read a lot about Khan and simply assumed his intelligence. Your link has added a new dimension to my understanding of him...

I hadn't realised that printing presses were in use during the Mongol Empire. Neither was I was aware of contemporary references to Khan by well-known figures in history...Excerpts from “Genghis Khan & the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford.

Every now and then, an ATS Thread opens my eyes and generates a new interest...this is one of them. Thanks



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 08:26 AM
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Those are interesting links that you gave. It is fascinating to read the bad mouthing of one of the greatest man in our known history.

Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org... gave a more balanced portrait of Genghis Khan. He could not get to do all that he did if he was just a good fighter and general.

The empire that he created at its peak was bigger than 3 of the largest empires combined, Alexander, the Holy Roman Empire and the British Empire.

I knew of his meeting with Chang Chun but I did not know his letter was preserved. That facet of Genghis Khan as a philosopher gave me a nice surprise when I read that recently. I am happy that pleased you too.

Warmest regards

Shanlung
山 龍



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