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蒼き狼 Aoki ōkami ⚣ [PDF] ✅ 蒼き狼 Aoki ōkami By Yasushi Inoue ✰ – Thomashillier.co.uk One of the world's most ruthless warriors Chinggis Khan conuered nearly all of Asia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries transforming the scattered and impoverished Mongols into an exceptionally pr One of the world's most ruthless warriors Chinggis Khan conuered nearly all of Asia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries transforming the scattered 蒼き狼 Aoki PDF \ and impoverished Mongols into an exceptionally proud and powerful nation In this riveting and thoroughly researched portrait Japan's celebrated epic novelist drives at the root of the khan's great desires and insatiable appetite for supremacyBeginning with his birth in The Blue Wolf follows the crucial alliances that led to Chinggis Khan's great campaigns in North China Bukhara and Samarkand as well as the state of Khorazm The khan was obsessed with his ancestry not knowing whether he was the descendent of the blue wolf mythical progenitor of the Mongols and the noble Borjigin line or merely the bastard son of a Merkid tribesman For Inoue Yasushi Chinggis's ancestral anxiety lies at the center of his relentless push for empire He struggled with his paternity as intensely as he fought his battles and his victories stood as proof that the brave warrior was a true MongolThe uestion of paternity also formed the largest wedge between Chinggis and his eldest son Jochi a boy born in captivity and of similarly uestionable heritage Hailed for its sophistication and rich imagining of a remote world The Blue Wolf puts a human cast on a legendary force that changed Asia and the world.

8 thoughts on “蒼き狼 Aoki ōkami

  1. Simon Simon says:

    The Blue Wolf is Yasushi Inoue's historical novel of the life of Genghis Khan Characteristically Inoue weaves historical accuracy with a fine psychological portrait of the Mongolian conueror Neither idolising nor condemning Genghis Khan he instead seeks to intuit what might have driven his conuestsIn Inoue's writing Temüjin the later Genghis Khan is unsure about his Mongolian ancestry and later of his fatherhood of his own firstborn Recapturing his father's lost chieftainship and making the Mongols the dominant force in the steppe and later in Asia and the world thus becomes a mission driven by the urge to overcome these doubts Yet and this is Inoue's strength this story is never didactic but rather told from a perspective that comes very close to the charactersThe English translation was published by a university press and the translator is a professor of Asian studies which shows On the one hand there is admirable focus on detail eg in transliteration which befits Inoue's carefully researched work On the other hand there are occasional Americanisms and modern turns of phrase that I can only doubt have snuck in through the translation

  2. Leslie Leslie says:

    Review in English followed by review in FrenchCritiue en anglais suivie de critiue en françaisAll I knew about Genghis khan was that he was a great and cruel conueror Otherwise I knew absolutely nothing about the Mongol empire Therefor this book was very instructive for me and allowed me a better understanding of the man who wasn't simply a bloodthirsty monster but a much complex character Despite the very few historical informations available Inoue Yasushi managed to create a very developed and plausible character with a personality which explained in a very satisfying manner Genghis khan's thirst of conuest Of course it is a historical novel and not a biography so we'll never be able to make a clear cut between the truth and the imagination in this story but I think that is what makes this book all appealingThe author perfectly succeed to make us feel the austerity and harshness of Mongol's life as well as the cruelty of the endless wars their existence is swallowed by Despite all its ualities I didn't especially liked this novel The Mongols stay a barbaric people and despite the cultural and historical interest of this story I am attracted by the sophistication of Chinese and Japanese history Even so I don't regret reading this book It allowed me to expand my knowledge a bit which is always a good thingTout ce ue je savais de Gengis khan c'était u'il fut un grand et cruel conuérant A part cela je ne connaissait strictement rien à l'histoire de l'empire Mongol Ce livre fut donc très instructif pour moi et m'a permis de mieux cerner le personnage ui ne se réduit pas simplement à un monstre sanguinaire mais est bien plus complexe ue cela Malgré le peu d'informations historiues ue nous possédons Inoue Yasushi a réussi à créer un personnage très développé et plausible avec une personnalité ui expliue de manière satisfaisante la soif de conuête de Gengis khan Bien sur c'est un roman historiue et pas une biographie on ne pourra donc jamais connaître la part de vérité et la part d'imagination dans ce récit mais je pense ue c'est ce ui fait tout l'attrait de ce livre L'auteur réussi parfaitement à nous faire ressentir l'austérité et la dureté de la vie des Mongols ainsi ue la cruauté des guerres sans fin dans lauelle est plongée leur existence Pourtant malgré toutes ces ualités ce roman ne m'a pas énormément plu Les Mongols restent un peuple barbare et malgré l’intérêt historiue et culturel de ce récit je reste plus attirée par le raffinements de l'Histoire Chinoise ou Japonaise Ce livre reste tout de même une lecture ue je ne regrette pas et ui m'aura permis d'étendre un peu ma culture générale ce ui est toujours une bonne chose

  3. Mglr18 Mglr18 says:

    L'auteur en se basant sur des récits réels des faits historiues de Gengis Khan remplit les zones d'ombre de la vie du Mongol avec sa propre version des faits On aime beaucoup son voyage dans les hauts plateaux mongols et en Asie au fil des conuêtes Certaines lourdeurs parfois uand les passages énumérent des noms ou des batailles

  4. Almielag Almielag says:

    Maybe the fault of the translation but I didn't find this very engaging

  5. Kathryn Wilmotte Kathryn Wilmotte says:

    It’s difficult to describe this novel much less rate it To begin with it doesn’t really feel like a novel it opens with a recitation of facts that introduce our time period setting and major figures There’s a deliberate distance we feel from many of the characters we rarely enter into their minds or emotions and have to be continually reminded who is who I referred freuently to the cast of characters at the back of the bookBut there is one exception Temujin We do know what he thinks and how he feels Every time Yasushi takes us into his mind and motivations moving from wide panoramas into a laser focus the whole story suddenly opens up and expands “I get him” I found myself saying about halfway through And for a figure as ruthless and enigmatic as Genghis Khan this is no small accomplishment Every decision made in this novel is careful and precise you do not realize that you are being sucked in until you are halfway through and cannot put it down The exploration of character motivations and relationships are sparse but powerful I wept when Temujin now Chinggis Khan realizes that of all his sons it is Jochi the guest the outsider whom he loves most The Blue Wolf would be an excellent guide for a TV series about the Mongols It provides the outline the blueprint the core of what could be fleshed out into something truly stunning 4 stars

  6. Laurent Thevenod Laurent Thevenod says:

    Vraiment pas mon style de livre Des descriptions interminables une uantité de personnages hallucinante on ne sait plus ui est ui au bout de 100pages Tout ça pour servir une histoire somme toute bien plate parti de rien Genghis Kahn est devenu le plus grand ouahhh Je mets 15 pour l'aspect historiue du livre ui m'a tout de même permis d'apprendre certaines choses

  7. Bryn Hammond Bryn Hammond says:

    If you've seen the Japanese film Genghis Khan To the Ends of the Earth and Sea this is the novel they took the plot from

  8. Ne10 Ne10 says:

    Monotone et laborieux non ?

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