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Most misrepresented figures in human history?(r/history)
His legacy is mostly negative from western perspectives but he and his empire are much more nuanced than the typical portrayal of him as a simple warlord that wanted nothing more than death and destruction.
I’m also going to include a comment by /u/AlienJelly that might get buried:
> If you’re interested in Genghis Khan, you should read Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. It paints him in a different light than we are used to seeing him in . At the end of the book you can decide for yourself what kind of guy Genghis Khan was. The author came to give a talk at my school.
> I also like listening to Dan Carlin – he has a Hardcore History podcast on Genghis Khan that gets mentioned when he is brought up.
> And if you still can’t get enough on Genghis Khan, there’s a good movie on available on youtube worth watching.