Yuan Taizu Činggis Qaγan (成吉思汗) vs Jin Taizu Wanyan Aguda （完颜阿骨打）.
This is a comparison that is inspired by the following quote from Dr.Christopher Atwood:
Nurhaci and Cinggis: a Comparative study of imperial foundings on the Outer Frontier
My thought immediately comes up as followed: If you can compare Činggis Qaγan with Nuharci, could you then compare him with Wanyan Aguda. Both are known to be great state builders, excellent commanders, and inspiring leadership in their own rights. Both have achieved massive military success against their much more powerful foes. In the case of Činggis Qaγan, it is mainly the Jin dynasty, while in the case of Wanyan Aguda, it is the Liao dynasty. Both rebelled against their overlords supposedly due to the unfair treatment of their overlord.
Yet Činggis Qaγan achieved much more than Wanyan Aguda. By the time he passed away, his empire was much larger than the Jin dynasty. However, it seems that Wanyan Aguda conquered both Liao and northern territory of Song dynasty within only 10 years. Činggis Qaγan started out with roughly 100,000 warriors, all horsemen, while Wanyan Aguda only had initially 2500 men.
It is difficult to compare them, to say who is greater than whom. I only wish to draw a parallel between Činggis Qaγan and Wanyan Aguda.
Another side question is that how do you reconstruct Wanyan Aguda into Manchu language? Is Nuzhen language similar to Manchu?
Post by H. Ihsan Erkoc on Apr 4, 2020 15:21:22 GMT 3
Chinggis Khan's main difference from Wanyan Aguda was that before starting to conquer sedentary regions, he achieved the subjugation and unification of all the steppe peoples in Mongolia. Perhaps it would be more proper to compare Wanyan Aguda with Abaoji, founder of the Khitan Empire (as a sidenote, Abaoji also managed to defeat and subjugate some of the tribes in Mongolia).
Nomad, rider of the ancient east Nomad, rider that men know the least Nomad, where you come from no one knows Nomad, where you go to no one tells