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Hum Hist handout 15 - Human History Week 9 lecture 2 The...

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Human History Week 9, lecture 2 The Mongols 3/4/10 The fall of Kaifeng (1127) Turkic migrations are just as threatening in China Song dynasty struggles with expense of fighting Khitans in 11th century In 1115, Emperor Huizong (1082-1135) recruits the “Wild Jurchens” of Manchuria to fight the Khitans for him. Jurchens do this, but then go on to threaten Song too In 1127, Jurchens take Kaifeng and overrun northern China By 1141, China is divided into Jurchen Empire in north, Song Empire in south 1127 does not by itself end medieval China’s economic and technological development; Kaifeng recovers, new inventions appear, coal use continues to increase across 12th century But sack of Kaifeng begins series of disasters that collectively derail processes Genghis Khan (1162-1227) After Temujin is elected Chinggis Khan “Fearless Leader”; normally transliterated Genghis Khan) in 1206, Mongols dominate steppes In some ways, Genghis Khan is much like earlier steppe nomad rulers; in others—like
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course IHUM 69 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '10 term at Stanford.

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Hum Hist handout 15 - Human History Week 9 lecture 2 The...

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