The Mongols: From Genghis Khan to Tamerlane

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In the space of 200 years, the Mongols built the greatest empire that the world had ever known and then lost it again. At its greatest extent, the lands they held dwarfed those under the control of Rome at its prime, whilst the conquests of its founder, Genghis Khan, outshone those of even Alexander the Great. There were few parts of the known world that were not touched by the Mongols in one way or another: China, India, the Middle East, Europe, Egypt. This was truly a world ...

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Overview

In the space of 200 years, the Mongols built the greatest empire that the world had ever known and then lost it again. At its greatest extent, the lands they held dwarfed those under the control of Rome at its prime, whilst the conquests of its founder, Genghis Khan, outshone those of even Alexander the Great. There were few parts of the known world that were not touched by the Mongols in one way or another: China, India, the Middle East, Europe, Egypt. This was truly a world empire.

This is a tale of fiercely fought battles and political intrigue, of unrivalled ferocity and burning ambition. It is a tale not just of military campaigns, though these are of course a vital part of the building of the empire, but also of the many other ways that it grew. The Mongols truly believed that it was their destiny to conquer the world and they came mightily close to doing it.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781848680883
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/19/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 7

Chapter 1 The Coming of Genghis: The Birth & Rise of the World Conqueror 1167-1208 15

Chapter 2 The Mongols Head East: Genghis Invades China 1209-1218 38

Chapter 3 The Scourge of God: The Mongols Devastate Central Asia 1218-1222 52

Chapter 4 The End of an Era: The Invasion of Russia & the Death of Genghis 1222-1227 71

Chapter 5 Ogedei & the Golden Horde: A New Khan is Elected & a Russian Empire Established 1228-1240 92

Chapter 6 Europe & the Mongol Nightmare: The Mongols Raid Eastern Europe 1241-1246 113

Chapter 7 The Black Day of Islam: The Sacking of Baghdad & the Invasion of Syria 1247-1260 135

Chapter 8 A Family at War: The Mongol Civil War & the Division of the Empire 1261-1267 159

Chapter 9 The Chinese Khan: Kublai Becomes Emperor of china 1268-1277 178

Chapter 10 The Slippery Slope: Kublai Raids Japan Again & the Overstretching of the Mongol Empire 1278-1294 199

Chapter 11 Decline & Fall: The Successors of Kublai 1295-1359 217

Chapter 12 The End of Empire: Tamerlane & the Brief Revival of the Empire 1360-1510 235

Chapter 13 The Mongol Legacy 260

Notes 267

Maps 272

Acknowledgements 274

List of Illustrations 275

Select Bibliography 277

Index 279

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    Posted December 5, 2009

    The Mongols by W.B. Bartlett

    Very well written and researched and a pleasurable read!

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