Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Genghis Khan

This video is for Genghis Khan
'Brutal tyrant or man of vision? Always strike first and always take revenge. Genghis Khan learnt these lessons the hard way during a violent childhood. Son of a murdered father, Genghis grew up in the unforgiving environment of the Mongolian Steppe. But how did an outcast, raised in poverty, come to be the great Khan? Combining live-action footage shot in Mongolia with CGI software used in Lord of the Rings, the recreation of battle scenes is taken to a new level in presenting the story of how Genghis conquered an empire greater than the Roman Empire at its peak.'

It is really worth a watch for the Mongolian reference :) and it is also interesting for the historical reference we could utilise in the film.

The Mongol Empire was an empire from the 13th  and 14th century spanning from Eastern Europe across Asia. It is the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world. It emerged from the unification of Mongol and Turkic tribes in modern day Mongolia, and grew through invasions, after Genghis Khan had been proclaimed ruler of all Mongols in 1206. At its greatest extent it stretched from the Danube to the Sea of Japan and from the Arctic to Camboja, covering over 33,000,000 km2  (12,741,000 sq mi), 22% of the Earth's total land area, and held sway over a population of over 100 million people. It is often identified as the "Mongol World Empire" because it spanned much of Eurasia. As a result of the empire's conquests and political and economic impact on most of the Old World, its wars with other great powers in Africa, Asia and Europe are also believed to be an ancient world war.[8][9]  Under the Mongols new technologies, various commodities and ideologies were disseminated and exchanged across Eurasia.
In short Mongolia held the largest Empire second to Britain.

We should all watch a film called Mongol 


Sergey Bodrov A russian Director

The film was released recently, full of picturesque landscapes. Its about Genghis Kahn slightly nicer version of the real character. 

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