HUMANITIES_2 - From Chingis Khan to Ottoman:A Brief...

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Turks and Mongols: AD 1000-1500 The first half of our own millennium was dominated, in Asia , Near East and Eastern Europe by the movement of Turks and Mongols. Almost every part of the continent (southern India and southeast Asia are the exceptions) is connected in this period by conquerors whose own roots lie in the steppes north of the mountain ranges. The first historical mention of the Turks is in Chinese accounts of a great empire established by a confederation of nomads in the 6th century AD. Stretching from north of the Great Wall in the east to the Black Sea in the west, the empire is known to the Chinese as T'u Küe and to the Turks themselves as Gök Türk . Besides different episodes and various states and formations, a global episode starts when in the 13th century the Mongols emerge from the steppes to setup a vast and virtually instant empire. By the time of Kublai Khan almost the whole habitable continent is theirs, except India, southeast Asia and Japan. In the 15th century Tamerlane (Timur) almost repeats their great feat of conquest, but the effect is only to place his Turkish descendants
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HUMANITIES_2 - From Chingis Khan to Ottoman:A Brief...

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