The Mongols: From Genghis Khan to Tamerlane

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Apr 15, 2009 - History - 208 pages
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A narrative history of the Mongol Empire from the birth of Genghis Khan c.1167 to the demise of the Golden Horde in 1510, the effective end of the Mongol Empire. In the space of 200 hundred 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. W.B. Bartlett has a longstanding relationship with Mongolia and has used his knowledge of the country and its history to tell this fascinating tale of how a tribe of little known nomads became the most feared warriors that the world has ever seen. The first new history of the Mongol Empire for over twenty years.
 

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Contents

Prologue
The Coming of Genghis The Birth Rise of the World
The Mongols Head East Genghis Invades China 12091218
The Scourge ofGodThe MongolsDevastate Central Asia 12181222
Ögedei the Golden Horde ANew Khan isElected a Russian Empire Established 12281240
The BlackDay of Islam The Sacking of Baghdad
Decline Fall The Successors of Kublai 12951359
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W. B. Bartlett has worked across the globe in almost twenty countries and has spent time in over fifty. He is the author of many history books for Amberley including titles on the Titanic, Medieval History and Dam Busters. He lives in Bournemouth.

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