It was not until the Mongol leader, Genghis
Khan, came to power that these many rules
were collected and written down.
Genghis Khan (also spelled Chinggis Khaan)
wanted to preserve good behavior and good management of self and family.
He wanted to list the customs and traditions of all Mongolian tribes and
nationalities in one place, to help pull them together as one people.
believed if every person grew up in a decent way - educated, just, fair,
smart, energetic, honest, ethical - they would be successful in managing
themselves, their home, their family, and whatever he needed them to do.
was Genghis Khan?
Khan and Kublia Khan
Land of Genghis Khan (National Geographic)
Legacy of Genghis Khan (art, Met Museum)
Khan or Khaan/Genghis Khan
of Mongolian Women
Mongols for Kids Index