History Literature / Conqueror

18th Dec '15 3:09:39 PM esq263
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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Fleeing the Mongol hordes, the Cumans take shelter in Hungary, converting to Christianity in exchange for protection. As a price of protection, their fighting men, approximately 40,000 in number, were expected to help defend Hungary against the Mongols. Unfortunately, the Cumans were treated as second-class subjects, subjected to hate crimes (including murder) which went unpunished, which culminated in the murder of their leader, Köten. This led the Cumans to desert en masse right before a critical battle, costing Hungary any chance of victory. (In RealLife, things were not nearly so black and white: according to TheOtherWiki, it was the Cumans who were given special treatment, permitted to rape and rob Hungarians with impunity. The resulting resentment on the part of the populace reached a boiling point when it was discovered that the invading Mongol hordes included Cumans (who had been forcibly conscripted by the Mongols). It was this that led to the rioting in which Köten was killed.)
11th Dec '15 8:53:21 AM esq263
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* RuleOfDrama: Tolui and Sorhatani's marriage. In the stories, it was practically a ShotgunWedding, after fourteen-year-old Tolui got sixteen-year-old Sorhatani pregnant. In RealLife, however, it was an ArrangedMarriage for political reasons, which took place when Tului was only eleven.

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* RuleOfDrama: Tolui and Sorhatani's marriage. In the stories, it was practically a ShotgunWedding, after fourteen-year-old Tolui got sixteen-year-old Sorhatani pregnant. In RealLife, however, it was an ArrangedMarriage for political reasons, which took place when Tului Tolui was only eleven.



** Tsubodai is spelled as Subotai elsewhere, like in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' and ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (1982).

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** Tsubodai is spelled as Subotai elsewhere, like in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', Genghis Khan II, Clan of the Grey Wolf (1993), and ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (1982).
11th Dec '15 8:52:02 AM esq263
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* RuleOfDrama: Tolui and Sorhatani's marriage. In the stories, it was practically a ShotgunWedding, after fourteen-year-old Tolui got sixteen-year-old Sorhatani pregnant. In RealLife, however, it was an ArrangedMarriage for political reasons, which took place when Tului was only eleven.
11th Dec '15 8:46:38 AM esq263
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* LoopholeAbuse: Ogedai made a sacred oath to his wife that he would drink fewer cups of wine each day. He then ordered some enormous cups to be fired at the kiln.
2nd Nov '15 12:47:32 PM FF32
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* BringMeMyBrownPants: Borte wets herself when she realizes the Tartars are going to rape her. Again.

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* BringMeMyBrownPants: BringMyBrownPants: Borte wets herself when she realizes the Tartars are going to rape her. Again.
10th May '15 10:15:22 PM ModelOmega
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** Genghis Khan's contentious relationship with [[ChildByRape Temuge]]. Though there was suspicion about his paternity in RealLife, he was definitely not a "Tartar bastard" as described in the series (Borte was abducted and raped by Mergids, NOT Tartars). By all accounts, Genghis treeted him as his first son, but there are signs of an estrangement in later years.

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** Genghis Khan's contentious relationship with [[ChildByRape Temuge]].Jochi]]. Though there was suspicion about his paternity in RealLife, he was definitely not a "Tartar bastard" as described in the series (Borte was abducted and raped by Mergids, NOT Tartars). By all accounts, Genghis treeted him as his first son, but there are signs of an estrangement in later years.
31st Mar '15 6:28:51 PM jormis29
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* '''Wolf of the Plains''' (2007) ([[MarketBasedTitle Published in America]] as ''Genghis: Birth of an Empire''): Follows Temujin, son of Yesugei, as he is banished from his tribe and goes on to not only survive, but begin to unite all the people of Mongolia, becoming GenghisKhan.

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* '''Wolf of the Plains''' (2007) ([[MarketBasedTitle Published in America]] as ''Genghis: Birth of an Empire''): Follows Temujin, son of Yesugei, as he is banished from his tribe and goes on to not only survive, but begin to unite all the people of Mongolia, becoming GenghisKhan.UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
4th Nov '14 11:50:36 AM ModelOmega
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* DownerEnding: In the perspective of the Mongols then [[spoiler:Empire of Silver goes this way, Tolui gives his life at the advice of a Shaman to save Ogedai but he dies a few years later anyway, leaving behind a will to have Chagahai killed by a spy placed by him so he won't challenge his son Guyuk's claim to be Khan. Kachiun and Khasar both die quite unceremoniously and Temuge is executed for attempting to rain control of the Khan-less Karakorum from Sorhatani. And in the end Tsubodai is forced to abandon his conquest into Europe so he return to Karakorum in support of Guyuk and will never finish his march past Russia, except unbeknownst to him Chagahai is dead so there is no challenge to Guyuk's rule meaning he never had to leave.]]
22nd Aug '14 2:37:05 AM fusilcontrafusil
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** Tsubodai is spelled as Subotai elsewhere, like in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' and ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (1982).
22nd Aug '14 2:34:27 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Iggulden notes that "Genghis" is more properly rendered as "Chinggis", but he felt the former spelling is just too iconic to discard.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Iggulden notes that "Genghis" "Genghis Khan" is more properly rendered as "Chinggis", "Chinggis Haan", but he felt the former spelling is just too iconic to discard.
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