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Did you know Genghis Khan invented the Renaissance?

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khan_genghiz3.gifGenghis Khan — notorious as the ruthless, bloodthirsty creator of an empire that spanned Asia and Europe — also laid the foundations for the Renaissance, China’s Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

“Genghis Khan introduced papermaking and printing technologies to Europe and pioneered cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe,” it quoted Zhu Yaoting, a specialist on Mongolian history at Beijing Union University, as saying.

“He brought cultural progress that helped liberate the Europeans from the bondage of theology — in this sense, his expeditions served as a catalyst for the Renaissance,” he said.

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And all this time you thought he was just engaging in bloodbaths and looting . Shame on you.

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July 20, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments

  1. this little blurb really helped me alot in class, THANKS:)

    Comment by Indy | December 5, 2006

  2. He did all that?
    I thought he was a violent barbarian leader.

    Comment by joe | December 15, 2006


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