"Mongol Empire" Essays and Research Papers

Mongol Empire

Jerry Ferguson Mongols: From Nomads to a Feared Empire. The Mongols are arguably the best conquerors the world has ever seen. Through brutal military tactics and intimidating physiological warfare, they were capable of building the greatest land empire that the world has ever seen. The empire not only was fierce and cruel but they also brought about the rival of Silk Road trading which helped lead to their people to great economic prosperity. The Conrad-Demarest Model of an empire is a basic guideline...

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Mongol Empire and Mongols Mongol Invaders

DBQ: Attitudes Toward the Mongols Mongol invaders from the Central Asian steppe burst into relevance in the 1200s C.E. Driven by their leader, Genghis Khan, to conquer the largest land empire in history, the Mongols created mixed feelings throughout Eurasia. Some had an impressed attitude, admiring both the ability of the Mongols to organize and protect their empire, as well as their great wealth. However, others had a loathing attitude toward the Mongols, who were viewed as vicious and ignorant...

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Mongol Empire and Silk Road

to try to make an alliance with the Mongols against the Mamluk rulers of Egypt. I, Friar John of Monte Corvino, of the Order of Friars Minor, departed from Tauris, a city of the Persians, in the year of the Lord 1291, and proceeded to India. And I remained in the country of India, wherein stands the church of St. Thomas the Apostle, for thirteen months, .... I proceeded on my further journey and made my way to Cathay, the realm of the emperor of the Mongols who is called the Great Khan. To him...

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Mongol Empire

the thesis, and make a connection to another topic from history, how this topic relates to today, or anything we have covered in class (25 points). The Mongols: How Barbaric are the Barbarians? Who are the Mongols really? The Mongols had an empire that existed during the 13th and 14th centuries AD, and was the largest continuous land empire in human history lead by a great ruler called Genghis Khan. For centuries they have been remembered as a brutal tribe of nomadic barbarians who were a serious...

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Mongol Crash Course

and natural disasters.   Gender and social status  Women and men were seen  as equals  They needed women to  share the workload in order  to survive.  2. Why were the Mongols more successful at emerging from Central Asia where larger groups  were not?   ­ They were successful because of their speed and because Genghis Khan unified the  Mongols.      3. Genghis Khan successfully united warring groups due to these two factors:   a. He put people in certain classes based on their education and merit, instead of family ...

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Success of the Mongolian Empire

The Success of the Mongolian Empire Kalilah September 16, 2012 Mr. Jackson World History AP The Mongol invasion of China was perhaps one of the greatest political, social, and economic commotions in Chinese history. Obscure people, who lived the Gobi Desert, present day Outer Mongolia, accomplished it. The Mongols were a prestige nomadic group of people who gained prominence in the 13th century. The Mongols transformed Russia and China in many significant ways .One major way was...

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The Abbasid Empire

The Islamic Empires like many other empires rose to become and influence on future societies. The Islamic Empire expanded far beyond its Arabian homeland, bringing Sasanid Persia and parts of the Byzantine Empire into its society. Muslim conquerors adapted Persian methods of government and ways to control their land. In the later centuries Muslims drew methods from Greek and Indian traditions as well. They transformed the cultural traditions that they took in into their own. While being influenced...

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tribe known as the Mongols conquered much of the known world linking Western and Easter Eurasia. The Mongols were a nomadic people until they acknowledged the supreme leader Genghis Khan in 1206. Most historians formulate an arguement based on the question “The Mongols: How Barbaric Were the “Barbarians”?” The Mongols were not very barbaric because they had a highly sophisticated military, lived by a code of conduct, and helped improve the lives of those they conquered. The Mongols had a very structured...

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Mongols

In various times Mongols have been equated with the Scythians, the Magog and the Turkic peoples. Based on Chinese historical texts the ancestry of the Mongol peoples can be traced back to the Donghu, a nomadic confederation occupying eastern Mongolia and Manchuria. The identity of the Xiongnu is still debated today. Although some scholars maintain that they were proto-Mongols, the fact that Chinese histories trace certain Turkic tribes from the Xiongnu complicates the issue.[10] The Donghu, however...

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Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire (Mongolian:About this sound listen (help·info) Mongol-yn Ezent Güren; Cyrillic: Монголын эзэнт гүрэн, in Russian chronicles also Horde - Russian: Орда) existed during the 13th and 14th centuries, and was the largest contiguous land empire in human history.[1] Beginning in the Central Asian steppes, it eventually stretched from Central Europe to the Sea of Japan, covering Siberia in the north and extending southward into Indochina the Indian subcontinent, the Iranian plateau, and...

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The Mongols

Jem The Mongols, created by Genghis Khan, is perceived by some as a brutal and uncivilized culture. They are known to carry out treacherous massacres as they conquered parts of Asia and Eastern Europe. However, this perception is false because the Mongols were a very much rather civilized culture. A civilized culture can be defined as having advancements in society, being well organized...

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RD CCOT China Frim 600 1450

1450 C.E., China was taken over by the Mongols and submitted to their rule; however, the Mongols kept the bureaucratic political system in play throughout their rule in China. Economically, Chinese involvement and production with trade increased majorly, but the Silk Road trade route was used continuously throughout the time period. As the changes and continuities appeared, they citizens of China could direct them back to only one group, the mighty Mongols. After Genghis Khan’s rule ended, his sons...

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water cycle

Chapter 12 Study Guide: Empires in East Asia. 600-1350 Section 1:Tang and Song China Vocabulary: Define each term and describe why each of the terms is significant Tang Taizong Wu Zhao Movable Type Gentry As you read this section, take notes to answer the questions about how the Tang and Song Dynasties transformed China. What impact did the Tang and Song dynasties have on the following areas of Chinese Society? 1. Transportation 2....

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Ancient Commerce in China

Ancient Commerce in China The Silk Road Antonio Camargo SiMBA 2011 ____________________ Jan / 2012 Table of Contents 1- The Route 3 2- Name and Purpose 4 3- Routes 4 4- Mongol Age 6 5- The Peak, Decline and Sea Route 7 6- Nowadays 8 7- Conclusion 8 8- References 9 1- The route The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is the most famous and important historically trading route of ancient Chinese civilization. This...

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WHAP Compare And Contrast Essay 2

Indigo Golub Per. 3 During 13th century, the Mongols ruled both China, and Russia. The Mongols had similar and different political and economic effects on these regions. For example, the Khans chose a Russian ruler to take the position as Grand Prince and gave them the authority over other rulers. In contrast, the Mongols gave native Chinese no power within their government, but in fact they brought in Arabs, Europeans, and Persians to help them rule. In addition, during the Yuan Dynasty circa...

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Mongol Expansion

DBQ: The Mongol Terror, Mongol Peace In the post classical era, the big picture that is being projected is that nomadic kingdoms were at its highest apex alike the Mongols. The Mongols lived on the high steppe lands of eastern central Asia, they also conquered most of all Eurasia, as seen on document 8, were it shows the expansion of this vast empire, making trade safe for the first time all along the Eastern to Western parts of Eurasia. The Mongol rule was most noticeable...

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Mongolian History

GHENGIS (Chinggis) KHAN After the migration of the Jurchen, the Borjigin Mongols had emerged in central Mongolia as the leading clan of a loose federation. The principal Borjigin Mongol leader, Kabul Khan, began a series of raids into Jin in 1135. In 1162 (some historians say 1167), Temujin, the first son of Mongol chieftain Yesugei, and grandson of Kabul, was born. Yesugei, who was chief of the Kiyat subclan of the Borjigin Mongols, was killed by neighboring Tatars in 1175, when Temujin was only twelve...

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Ap World History 600c.E

citizens to serve the empire -peak of Chinese military power extended to many different areas influencing others with their literary culture. -the Most glorious period of all Chinese dynasties from 627-649 Tang's Decline Due to -Losing mandate of heaven -lack of morality -rebellion soldiers on Wu's head -Loss of Arabs at talas (751) -equality system Break down -Nomadic attack from the north * Mongol empire(1206-1405) -created the longest continuous empire -Mongols recruited other members...

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Japan

(Ch. 12-1) What unique goods China developed during the Middle Ages (Ch. 12-2) Important technological innovations of China during this time period (Ch. 12-2) Artistic achievements of China (Ch. 12-2) What made the Mongols a dangerous military force (Ch. 12-3) Location of Mongol capital cities (Ch. 12-3) Marco Polo’s travels to China (Ch. 12-3) Who replaced the Yuan Dynasty? (Ch. 12-4) What is the Forbidden City? (Ch. 12-4) Who is the Dalai Lama? Who do the Tibetan people believe him to...

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Global Commerce

development of technology. Trade presented opportunities for civilizations to grow innovatively. Examples of these intertwined societies include South America, Central America, West Africa, East Africa, the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean, Ming China, and Mongol-dominated Asia. South America’s trade networks travel North to South along the Pacific Coast and through fifteen thousand miles of roads connecting the coastal trade to the inland along Andes Mountains. All trade routes are controlled by Incan rulers...

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History Course on World Civilizations

technology and/or engineering. Charlemagne’s Empire. Charlemagne did several things to make his Carolingian Empire larger and better administered with support from both vassals and the Church. Yet, not that many years after his death, much of that had been lost. Summarize what Charlemagne did to make his Empire larger and better administered. Identify at least two important things Charlemagne accomplished and explain your reasoning. Why, in your opinion, did the empire decline and fragment? Was this inevitable...

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Analyze the changes and continuities in trading networks between Africa and Eurasia

meaning in that throughout world history, trade has been so important to so many countries and it has led to many empires successes. It has occurred for a very long time, and it has progressed dramatically. Trade has changed a lot, but some parts of trade stayed the same over a long periods of time. In the era between 300 CE and 1450 CE, trade between Eurasia and Africa changed because the empires and kingdoms in power were replaced and their control over trade differed; trade also changed because of new...

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A Course on World Civilizations

technology and/or engineering. Charlemagne’s Empire. Charlemagne did several things to make his Carolingian Empire larger and better administered with support from both vassals and the Church. Yet, not that many years after his death, much of that had been lost. Summarize what Charlemagne did to make his Empire larger and better administered. Identify at least two important things Charlemagne accomplished and explain your reasoning. Why, in your opinion, did the empire decline and fragment? Was this inevitable...

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Ashford HIS 103 World Civilizations I Complete Course

technology and/or engineering. Charlemagne’s Empire. Charlemagne did several things to make his Carolingian Empire larger and better administered with support from both vassals and the Church. Yet, not that many years after his death, much of that had been lost. Summarize what Charlemagne did to make his Empire larger and better administered. Identify at least two important things Charlemagne accomplished and explain your reasoning. Why, in your opinion, did the empire decline and fragment? Was this inevitable...

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Silk Road

European gold and silver, and Central Asian horses and camels all started being acquired by each other . With the fall of both the Han and Roman empires by the 476 CE, the trade declined due to less demand and merchant’s fear of trading on less protected routes . The rise of the Tang Empire in the 7th century C.E., along with a stabilized Byzantine empire in the West, led to a renewed vigor as well as the Abbasid caliphate in the Middle East led to stabilized trade routes again . From the East, paper...

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What is ISM?

beginning with the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous land empire in human history. From 1206 – 1297, the empire was unstoppable. This couldn’t have been done without the Khans. Beginning with Genghis Khan in 1206 through 1337 with Toghan Temur Khan, they conquest Central Asian steppes, Eastern Europe to the Sea of Japan, covering large parts of Siberia into Southeast Asia, Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East. Genghis did govern a code of law for the empire, which was called...

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Marco Polo

famous explorer left his home in Venice in 1271 to sail for a journey of a twenty four-year. A journey that took him where no European had been before. He went across the Middle East to Central Asia, Peking, and eventually to the palace of the strong Mongol King, Kublai Khan. Yet, when Marco returned home, he told the amazing stories to very few people. In the thirteenth century, European traders wanted to enlarge their business to new parts of the world. Among them were Marco, Marco’s father and...

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Plagues and People

but the most important happen to be Africa, China, India, Europe, the Mongol empire, and the New World, he claims that, “This book is to bring the history of infectious disease into the realm of historical explanation by showing how varying patterns of disease circulation have affected human affairs in ancient times as well as modern times.” To support his claim he uses migration, immunity, the Columbian Exchange, the Mongols, the Black Death, religion, cleanliness, and the very beginning of mankind...

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Marco Polo

achievement, as this city "Siang-yang-fu"� which held the protracted siege by the armies of Khubilai Khan from 1268-1273, marked the first stage of the collapse southern Song dynasty (Spence 1998:7). Apparently, this city which Marco brought victory to the Mongol has contributed huge revenue to Khubilai's treasury (Latham 1958:177-178). This point fails to prove its accuracy from Marco's itinerary. Thirdly, knowing that Marco has served the Great Khan for seventeen years (Marco Polo The travel of Marco Polo...

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Grade Booster Quiz

shortages in agriculture and industry in England. 2. One of the following statements is a true statement about the Heian period in Japan. Which statement is correct? a. The Heian period was a time of exploration and conquest for Japan b. Mongol invaders, under the rule of Ghengis Khan, ruled Japan during the Heian period c. the focus of Heian civilization was on culture d. Shintoism was replaced by Confucianism in Japan during the Heian period 3. Which statement is correct about...

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World Civilizations: Ashford University Assignment Instructions

technology and/or engineering. Charlemagne’s Empire. Charlemagne did several things to make his Carolingian Empire larger and better administered with support from both vassals and the Church. Yet, not that many years after his death, much of that had been lost. Summarize what Charlemagne did to make his Empire larger and better administered. Identify at least two important things Charlemagne accomplished and explain your reasoning. Why, in your opinion, did the empire decline and fragment? Was this inevitable...

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Marco Polo in Renaissance

opportunities. Thus, in 1260, they set out to the north of the Caspian Sea and reached Bukhara (which was on the caravan route to China) and remained there for 3 years. Thereafter, in 1263, joining the Persian envoys, they made their way to visit the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan in Shangdu (near present Beijing). To arrive there, they traveled the Silk Route via Samar Qand, the Northern Tibetan desert and the Mongolian Steppes. Upon their arrival, Kublai Khan commissioned them to return with 100 missionaries...

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Fall of the Ming Dynasty

was ruled by foreign invaders, the Mongols (1271 1368) and the Manchus (1644 1912). The first Ming emperor, Chu Yuan chang, drove the Mongols from Peking in 1368. After providing China with nearly three centuries of relative peace, stability and prosperity, the Ming dynasty lost the capital city to a Manchu army in 1644. The Mongol Empire, which in its heyday included Central Asia, most of Russia and Persia as well as China, was founded by Genghis Khan. Mongol forces conquered Northern China in...

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The Life of Marco Polo

lot of information about the Mongol Empire, such as their war tactics in which they used horses in an extremely skillful and intelligent manner (East Asian Curriculum Project). Polo reveled at their postal system and their use of consolidated currency across the empire (Childress 39). He also admired their method of communication, which consisted of sending news and mail by categories of priority (Silk Road Foundation). Polo shocked himself at every aspect of the Mongol economy as well. As Silk Road...

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World History on the Printing Press

the printing press but it was a much longer process. Hieroglyphics are the most commonly known form of ancient alphabets, but there were also many others. Another example of an ancient alphabet was the ancient Chinese alphabet under the Mongolian empire. The Mongolian alphabet allowed them to communicate with European countries and establish links and trading partners with them. According to Columbia University, Mongolian communication lead to “the construction of a sizable network of roads and postal...

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AP World Chapter 13 Notes

Societies that were present by 15th century – hunters and gatherers, villages of agricultural peoples, newly emerging chiefdoms or small sates, nomadic/pastoral communities, established civilizations and empires. Paleolithic Persistence: Australia and North America Paleolithic=Old Stone Age peoples Australia, Siberia, the arctic coastlands, parts of Africa, and the Americas were all Paleolithic peoples Australia had 250 or so separated groups in it Despite the absence of agriculture, Australia’s...

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Marco Polo

he was a young boy. His family taught him to be a merchant. He learned how to read, write, calculate, and use foreign money. In 1269, Marco’s father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, returned to Venice after visiting China. In China, they had met the Mongol conqueror Kublai Khan. The khan invited the Polos to return. He asked them to bring Christian scholars to explain the Christian religion to him. TRIP TO CHINA In 1271, Niccolò and Maffeo set out for China again. Marco, then 17 years old, joined...

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European Trade Routes 1100-1500

main god was Yicatecutli. (The Worlds History, Spodek, 2001, Ch. 12) In The Sub-Saharan Africa came the first introduction of the camel. The first time period, seen by written records, was the arrival of The Islam's in the 8th century. Three empires were ruling at this time, Ghana, about 700 to around 1100; Mali, about 1100 to around 1400; and Songhay, about 1300-1600. All three kept trade routes open, which in turn gave them more power. "Gold, slaves, cloth, ivory, ebony, pepper, and kola...

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Islamic History

Fordham university ancient and medieval sourcebook online. Course Outline Week One: September 4: Introduction: People, Cultures, and Geography in the Islamic World Week Two: September 8: The Near East Before Islam: The Byzantine and Sasanian Empires Readings: Egger, 4-16 September 11: Source Discussion: The Karnamik-i-Ardashir, or The Records of Ardashir (Chapters I & II) http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/ardashir.asp; Antiochus Strategos: The Sack of Jerusalem (614) http://www...

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The Silk Road and Sea Trade: the Two Drivers to a Worldwide Expansion of Cross-Cultural Connections

Connections Before there were trains, planes, or automobiles, people had much more elementary ways of traveling long distances to interact with other cultures. There were no paved highways and signs showing where to turn to get to Mecca. Nope, the Mongols had to travel across the terrain that lay ahead of them, as difficult as it might have been, to conquer the Middle East. Also, they had the form of horses as their transportation, which wore out after a while. However, when certain things happened...

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Silk Road 1

would plan their routes based on how well thetrade was in the approaching city, and how safe the route was. Safety was something that wasa big concern to travelers. In the Mongol Empire, protection was offered for travelers whowere passing through. This made the Mongol Empire a prime route to take, which increasedtrade in its Empire. With the increase in trade, this increased the cultural diffusion in thesurrounding areas. Protection was a good way for civilizations to increase their trade.Caravans...

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DBQ essay

IV to try to make an alliance with the Mongols against the Mamluk rulers of Egypt. I, Friar John of Monte Corvino, of the Order of Friars Minor, departed fromTauris, a city of the Persians, in the year of the Lord 1291, and proceeded to India. And I remained in the country of India, wherein stands the church of St. Thomas the Apostle, for thirteen months, .... I proceeded on my further journey and made my way to Cathay, the realm of the emperor of the Mongols who is called the Great Khan. To him...

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The Silk Road

Exchange: 90,000 calories * Plants- 100,000 calories * Animals- 10,000 calories Horse= mobility No borders (territorial imperative )= pastures War; Secure pastures Archery Who are they? Scythians Altaic people * Turks * Mongols * Koreans * Japanese Contributions to history * Chariots (HORSE)-harness on the withers /bit (light cart, drive-by{bronze tires}) * Cavalry –mounted archer (they move in hordes ) Artificial symbiosis +Trade * (population pressure...

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Mongols Research Paper

Transformation of the Mongols The Mongols were a group of pastoral nomadic peoples whose expansion into Central Asia led to the dispersion of ideas, culture, and technology throughout the continent. Until 1206 AD, the Mongols were a group of warring tribes. The Mongols centralized, expanded and transformed under their charismatic leader, Genghis Khan. The Mongol empire expanded into Russia, Afghanistan, Persia, and Ukraine. The Mongols consumed most of Central Asia through a series...

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History of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan was the seat of West-Turkic, Tyurgesh, Karluk Kaganates, of the state made by the Oguz, Karakhanides, Kimeks and Kypchaks. All of them successively replaced one another right up to the Mongol invasion. After the invasion, i.e. in the beginning of the 13th century, uluses of the Mongol Empire of Zhuchi-Khan and Zhagatai were formed, which later gave birth to Ak-Orda, Mongolistan and finally to the Kazakh Khanate. Essentially all these states were mixed economies. Tribes of cattle-breeders...

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Did Marco Polo Go to China?

different ethnic food and drink, and tea, if he did experience it in Cambaluc he would probably no more draw his attention as compared to curdled mare's milk he should have encountered early. Given that he was probably mainly in the company of the Mongols or other non-Chinese, who were unlikely to eat with chopsticks, Marco Polo may not have been exposed much to it himself. Marco Polo's claim to be governor of Yang Zhou or Hang Zhou may be exaggerated, and his personal exposure to the ethnic Hans may...

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Marco Polo

with the greatest extent of Mongol conquest of Asia.”(Li Man Kin9) Ruled by Kublai Khan, the Mongol Empire stretched all the way from China to Russia and the Levant. The Mongol hordes also threatened other parts of Europe, particularly Poland and Hungary, inspiring fear everywhere by their bloodthirsty advances. Yet the ruthless methods brought a measure of stability to the lands they controlled, opening up trade routes such as the famous Silk Road. “Eventually, the Mongols discovered that it was more...

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AP World History DBQ: Mongols

 The Mongol empire of the 1200s remains a sort of anomaly to this day. Their unconventional war tactics and nomadic way of life defied all other empires that were in existence at the time. However, their strategies proved extremely successful, and they were able to establish the largest empire the world had ever seen in a mere 20 year span. The unification of Asia (excluding India) under the strict rule of the Mongols brought about a period of relative peace and of economic improvement. While there...

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Marco Polo's Influence on Christopher Columbus...

penetrate beyond the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. "The religion and commerce of Islam were flourishing throughout that continent" after the first Crusades. Due to this strong "Islamic curtain", the Europeans were unaware of the existence of the Mongol empire gradually rising as one of the world superpowers until Marco Polo came back with fascinating stories after his service under the Great Khan. The seventeen years of service under Kublai Khan safely and conveniently provided Marco with a wide range...

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Mongol Compare and Contrast Essay.

Mongol Compare and Contrast Essay. In the 13th and 14th century in the Eurasia region, a group known as the Mongols where conquering many lands, and with that came great economic and political shifts. However, with these changes came new diseases, death, and total devastation of land, especially fields. This destructive path followed with the Mongols everywhere they traveled. Russia suffered the worst, having large scale slaughtering and economic trouble, whilst China somewhat benefited...

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Ibn Battuta

Tlemcen, Béjaïa, and then Tunis, where he stayed for two months. For safety, he usually joined a caravan to reduce the risk of an attack by wandering Arab Bedouin. Ibn Battuta then arrived at the port of Alexandria, then part of the Bahri Mamluk empire. He spent several weeks visiting sites in the area then headed inland to Cairo. Of the three usual routes to Mecca, Ibn Battuta chose the least-travelled, which involved a journey up the Nile valley, then east to the Red Sea port of Aydhab, Upon approaching...

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Marco Polo

sailed to the port of Singapore, travelled north to Sumatra, sailed west to the Trincomalee port of Jaffna under Savakanmaindan and to Pandyan of Tamilakkam. Describing the Pandyan kingdom under Lord Emperor Jatavarman Sundara Pandyan I as the richest empire in existence, Polo arrived during the reign of Maravarman Kulasekara Pandyan I, son of Jatavarman Sundara Pandyan I and one of five brother kings on the continent.[29] Eventually Polo crossed the Arabian Sea to Hormuz. The two-year voyage was a perilous...

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Gunpowder

In fact, every major war of the 20th century heavily relied on gunpowder. The first battle that was known to use gunpowder was one of many battles that the Mongols fought against the Chinese. The tang dynasty used their invention of “flying fire”, pronounced fei huo (飛火) in Chinese, to fight the Mongols in 904 A.D. (Szczepanski). The Mongols, who were at a disadvantage, captured Chinese artisans so they could create gunpowder. They also employed engineers with expertise on gunpowder (NOVA). Gunpowder...

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Mongol Empire Change over Time

One major change during the Mongol Empire was when the death of the single ruler, Chinggis Khan, brought upon the division into four khanates, three of his sons and a grandson. Dividing up the empire among sons and heirs was an original tribal accordance. His son, Ogadei, was the successor of the title “Great Khan”. Each khanate ruled and continued to conquer their own sections of the Mongol Empire. One distinct change was the ultimate defeat of the Southern Song dynasty by Chinggis’ grandson...

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Mongol Empire

and conquests of the Mongol Empire was very influential both politically and economically on China and Russia in various ways. The Chinese were initially economically stable, and experienced a period of further economic success under the Mongol rule due to various improvements instituted by the Mongols that helped encourage trade. However, overspending eventually majorly contributed to its demise. Dissimilarly, Russia’s economy was falling apart at the seams, and the Mongol arrival helped relatively...

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Outline of the Expansion of the Islamic Civilization

* Chinese Muslims, from that time until the Ming, lived as one of many minorities in China, normally under their own local leaders and speaking their own languages. * With the collapse of the Mongol Yuan dynasty in 1368, Han Chinese sought to rid China of foreign influences that the Mongols had introduced in the previous century. * Though the emperor allowed Muslims to practice their religion, they increasingly had to conform to Chinese customs and language. * Arab and Persian ships...

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Mongol Empire

Wenda Qian MGMT 470 02/26/2013 Mongolia Mongolia is landlocked country between China and Russia; it is located in north Asia, and the current population is 2.87 million. Ulan Bator is the capital and the largest city; there are about 45% of the population lives in there. Mongolia's political system is a parliamentary republic, multi-party system including 16 parties; and it is a member of the United Nation. I decide to interview a Mongolian, because as a Chinese, I have never been familiar...

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Marco Polo

angry with the emperor because he kept a lot of the Mongol culture and would not switch over to Chinese. However, he was interested in the Chinese ways of Confucianism, their use of paper money, arts and letters (Schirokauer 226). He also reconstructed the Grand Canal and moved water from the north to the south using the Grand Canal and Yellow River since there was a water shortage in the south (Schirokauer 226). Even though he kept many Mongol traditions he was still a great leader who many others...

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Were the Dark Ages Really so Dark

dark ages really so dark? It was first used when people began to see a contrast between the brilliance of Europe during the time of Roman Empire, the “light” period, and the sudden deterioration during the centuries after the collapse of Rome. Throughout the time of Roman occupation in Europe, the European economy and culture were thriving. However, when the Empire collapsed in the first millennium AD, Roman influence throughout Europe began to dwindle considerably. The rapid drop in development of...

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Mongol Army DBQ

P­Mongols were skilled warriors  A­Students learning about Mongols  R­To document the Mongol Army   T­The Mongol Army was set up with captains over groups of ten who were group in intervals of  ten.  S­To document the activities of the Mongol Army    Doc. D  A­John of Plano Carpini  P­13th Century   P­Mongols conquered lots of area with skilled army tactics  A­Scholars who study the Mongols   R­To teach Europe of the Mongol army  T­The Mongol Army had skilled tactics that helped them conquer most of Asia  ...

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