In the Empire of Genghis Khan
Vivid, hilarious, and compelling, this eagerly awaited book takes its place among the travel classics. It is a thrilling tale of adventure, a comic masterpiece, and an evocative portrait of a medieval land marooned in the modern world. Eight and a half centuries ago, under Genghis Khan, the Mongols burst…
Why read it?
1 author picked In the Empire of Genghis Khan as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
As a child, Irish author Stewart dreamed of riding a horse across Mongolia and this book is the fulfillment of his dream. In the heart of the book, Stewart travels 1,000-miles across the vast steppes of Mongolia on horseback. He encounters stunning scenery, a hilarious nomad wedding brawl, and “a vast medieval world of nomads apparently undisturbed since 1200.” This book is worth it just for my favorite exchange. While Stewart was watching the wrestling competition at Mongolia’s annual Naadam Festival, he asked a fellow observer why the wrestler’s jackets had “long sleeves but an open front that left the…
Our community of 9,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like In the Empire of Genghis Khan.
5 book lists we think you will like!
- The funniest travel books
- The best books about the Mongol conquest of Western Eurasia
- The best books about war beyond the state
- The best book on how the nomadic peoples enriched and shaped civilizations across Eurasia (from their perspective)
- The best books that were banned, or based on stories forbidden to be told