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In the [[13th Century]], '''Mongols''' under [[Genghis Khan]] conquered and ruled over Eastern [[Europe]] and most of [[Asia]], establishing a Mongolian dynasty in [[China]]. They reportedly reached [[Vienna]], [[Poland]] and [[Egypt]]. After the death of Genghis' successor in 1241 the military leaders returned to Mongolia to fight over the leadership. This helped stop the expansion and lessened the power of the armies.
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In the [[13th Century]], '''Mongols''' under [[Genghis Khan]] [[Mongol Invasion|conquered]] and ruled over Eastern [[Europe]] and most of [[Asia]], establishing a Mongolian [[dynasty]] in [[China]]. They reportedly reached [[Vienna]], [[Poland]] and [[Egypt]]. After the death of Genghis' successor in 1241 the military leaders returned to Mongolia to fight over the leadership. This helped stop the expansion and lessened the power of the [[army|armies]].
   
 
In 1260, Genghis' grandson, [[Kublai Khan]], became leader and proceeded to reconquer China to create history's largest empire. [[Marco Polo]] claimed to have visited his [[court]]. In the [[14th century]] the Mongolian power began to wane, losing territories throughout the empire.
 
In 1260, Genghis' grandson, [[Kublai Khan]], became leader and proceeded to reconquer China to create history's largest empire. [[Marco Polo]] claimed to have visited his [[court]]. In the [[14th century]] the Mongolian power began to wane, losing territories throughout the empire.
   
Some people have claimed to see, in the Mongol advance against mainly [[Moslem]] nations in the [[Middle_East|Middle]] and [[Near East]], the background to some of the [[legend]]s regarding the supposed [[Christian]] monarch [[Prester John]]
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Some people have claimed to see, in the Mongol advance against mainly [[Muslim]] nations in the [[Middle_East|Middle]] and [[Near East]], the background to some of the [[legend]]s regarding the supposed [[Christian]] [[monarch]] [[Prester John]]
   
 
==References:==
 
==References:==
*[http://members.tripod.com/~whitebard/ca54.html Creative Anachronist about the Mongols]
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*[http://members.tripod.com/~whitebard/ca54.htm Creative Anachronist about the Mongols]
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/kaganate/index.html The Red Kagnate (Inter-Club Mongol reenactors)]
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/kaganate/index.html The Red Kagnate (Inter-Club Mongol reenactors)]

Latest revision as of 12:42, 28 March 2006

In the 13th Century, Mongols under Genghis Khan conquered and ruled over Eastern Europe and most of Asia, establishing a Mongolian dynasty in China. They reportedly reached Vienna, Poland and Egypt. After the death of Genghis' successor in 1241 the military leaders returned to Mongolia to fight over the leadership. This helped stop the expansion and lessened the power of the armies.

In 1260, Genghis' grandson, Kublai Khan, became leader and proceeded to reconquer China to create history's largest empire. Marco Polo claimed to have visited his court. In the 14th century the Mongolian power began to wane, losing territories throughout the empire.

Some people have claimed to see, in the Mongol advance against mainly Muslim nations in the Middle and Near East, the background to some of the legends regarding the supposed Christian monarch Prester John

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