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Penn Museum: Great Myths and Legends: Genghis Khan: Barbarian Conqueror or Harbinger of Democracy

Dr. Morris Rossabi, Senior Research Scholar, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University The world has generally viewed Genghis Khan as a barbaric conqueror whose troops raped and murdered hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people and pillaged and often destroyed villages, towns, and cities throughout Asia and Europe. However, several popular …

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