Khan, Genghis

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Comment by Trisha Sleeth on January 26th, 2012 at 2:38 am

Hoelun was Genghis Kahn’s mother. Borte was his wife. See “Genghis Kahn and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on April 27th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Thank you for your comment. I could not find a sentence in the article that named Hoelun as his wife; it states that she was his mother. Could you point out the sentence(s) you believe are in error so that we can correct them?

Comment by Gerei on November 12th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Thank you for the interesting information.

But primarily it must be said – unfortunately, in the official historiography there are many pro-Chinese and Persian falsifications of the “wild nomads” etc. about the origin of Genghis Khan, his native nation and his Power.

Therefore, the first thing we should know the truth about meaning of the names “Mongol” and “Tatar” (“Tartar”) in the medieval Eurasia:
the name “Mongol” until the 17th-18th centuries in fact meant belonging to a political community, and was not the ethnic name.
While “the name “Tatar” was the name of the native nation of Genghis Khan … he and his people did not speak the language, which we call now the “Mongolian”…” (Russian academic-orientalist V. Vasiliev, 19th century). This is confirmed by many other little-known facts.

Also it must be said: now very few people know that Genghis Khan was a Turk and a great leader of the Turks, but some of his descendants forgot him. Tatars of Genghis Khan – medieval Tatars – were one of the Turkic nations, whose descendants now live in many of the fraternal Turkic peoples of Eurasia – among the Kazakhs, Bashkirs, Tatars, Uighurs, and many others.

And few people know, that the ethnos (nation) of medieval Tatars, which stopped the Chinese and Persians expansion to the West of Eurasia in Medieval centuries, is still alive. Despite the politicians of the Tsars Romanovs and Bolsheviks dictators had divided and scattered this ethnos to many “different nations”…

A well-grounded rebuttal of the chinese-persian myths about “incredible cruelty of nomadic mongol-tatar conquerors”, and about “a war between the Tatars and Genghis Khan”, as well as a lot of from the real Tatar (Turkic) History, what the official historians hidden from the public, you can learn in the book “Forgotten Heritage of Tatars” (by an independent Tatar historian Galy Yenikeyev). On the site of Smashwords is an electronic version of this book in English – it’s easy to find on the Internet:

Perhaps you know, that an outstanding Tatar historian-scientist D. Iskhakov wrote in 2000: “the real history of Tatars, of the people in every respect historical, is not written yet”.
However, this year was published an above mentioned book by Galy Yenikeyev, about the unwritten (hidden) real history of Tatars. In this book a lot of previously little-known historical facts, as well as 16 maps and illustrations in this book.

Galy Yenikeyev presents in his works a new, or rather “well-forgotten old” information about the true history of the Tatars and other Turkic peoples. This historian wrote 5 books on History of Tatars of Eurasia, which published in Russian language in Russia (2007-2012). “Forgotten Heritage of Tatars” is the fifth book of Galy Yenikeyev, translated into English in the abridged version.

And here (on the cover of the third book of Galy Yenikeyev) you can see the true appearance of Genghis Khan. There placed his lifetime portrait:
Translation notes to the portrait: “…In the ancient Tatar historical source «About the clan of Genghis-Khan» the author gives the words of the mother of Genghis-Khan: «My son Genghis looks like this: he has a Golden bushy beard, he wears a white coat and goes on a white horse» [34, p. 14]. As we can see, the portrait of an unknown medieval artist in many ways corresponds to the words of the mother of the Hero, which has come down to us in this ancient Tatar story. Therefore, this portrait, which corresponds to the information of the Tatar source and to data from other sources, we believe, the most reliably transmits the physical appearance of Genghis-Khan…”.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on November 15th, 2012 at 9:53 am

Thank you, Gerei, for your comments which add to the information about Genghis Khan.

Comment by Sarah Hockaday on November 21st, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Thank you for the information about Genghis Khan. I needed it for a research paper.

Comment by Sarah Hockaday on November 21st, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Did Genghis Khan have more wives than displayed in this website?

Comment by Sarah Hockaday on November 21st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

What was Genghis famous for?

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on November 21st, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Thank you, Sarah, for your feedback.

Indeed, Genghis Khan had several wives, including some whose names are not known. However, only those sons born to his wife Börte qualified for succession in the family.

Genghis Khan is most famous for having established the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous land empire in history. As a great military leader he created an army that destroyed individual tribes, bringing them all under his rule.

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