EALC 350g Birge Fall 2007 Questions for Discussion 10 (after midterm #4) Mongol Invasion, Life of Chinggis Khan, Yuan dynasty 1. How does the life of Chinggis Khan (Temuchin) reflect the hardships of the steppe at that time and Mongol marriage practices? Completely nomadic very little rainfall, live completely off the herds, live in gers little tents, there is constant warfare between the tribes 2. How do the circumstances of Temuchin’s early life and marriage suggest that he did not come from a wealthy, chieftain family? Chinngis khan’s young life involved poverty and deprivation: fighting among selves, kills brother for a bird to eat, his mother was driven out by family when his father was poisoned. This proves that his family was poor. 3. What is a nökhör (plural nökhöd ),and what was their importance to the rise of Chinggis Khan? 4. What is a khurilai
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