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Empires Beyond the Great Wall by Adam Kessler. (University of Washington Press, 1997)
Based on an exhibit of Los Angeles's Natural History Museum and China's Inner Mongolia Museum, this book explores the cultural history of Mongol nomads.

Genghis Khan: His Life and Legacy by Paul Ratchnevsky. (Blackwell Publishers, 1993)
A thorough examination of the life and achievements of Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. (Crown, 2004)
A colorful retelling of the famous conqueror's life and legacy.

Warriors of the Steppe by Erik Hildinger. (Da Capo Press, 2001)
A military history of the nomadic peoples of central Asia.

For Students


The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean. (HarperTrophy, 2003)
A 12-year-old boy becomes a skilled kite rider to avenge the death of his father in the court of Kublai Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan).


Genghis Khan by Brenda Lange. (Chelsea House, 2003)
Ancient World Leaders series. Examines the life and career of Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire by Miriam Greenblatt (Benchmark, 2001)
An overview of the leader and his people.

Life in Genghis Khan's Mongolia by Robert Taylor. (Lucent Books, 2000)
Explores Genghis Khan's leadership and government, as well as details about daily life during his reign.

Web Sites

Genghis Khan on the Web
This site collects, sorts, and annotates resources about Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan: Treasures of Inner Mongolia
The Provincial Museum of Alberta offers a virtual exhibit of Mongolian artifacts, including a picture gallery, biography of Genghis Khan, timeline, map, and links.

The Land of Genghis Khan
This site offers photographs of Mongolia today, a timeline of Genghis Khan's life, and a map of his empire.

The Legacy of Genghis Khan
Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2003, this exhibit of Islamic art includes photographs of artifacts with detailed captions and a map of the Mongol empire.

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