Unformatted text preview: -they allowed conquered people to live normally under them as long as they regularly paid the Mongols a tribute-GK set an example for his heirs by ruling conquered lands w/ toleration and justice-GK respected scholars, artists, and artisans, and listened to the ideas of Confucians, Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Zoroastrians The Mongol Peace-Pax Mongolia: a period of order and peace in the 1200s and 1300s ~political stability = economic growth ~Mongols controlled the Silk Road, so trade flourished across Eurasia ~Mongol rule meant that a person could safely walk thru their land w/ a golden platter on their head w/out suffering the least violence from anyone-cultural exchanges increased as foods, tools, inventions, and ideas spread along the protected trade routes-China’s use of gunpowder and windmills spread west into Europe-papermaking reached the Middle East and crops and trees from the M.E. were brought to East Asia...
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- Spring '09
- Genghiz Khan, The Mongols, rival Mongol clans, Asian steppe lands, Chinese launched missiles