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Unformatted text preview: Khan. Carpini is more neutral and realistic in how the empire came about. For example, there were at one time four tribes: the Yekamongal, Su-Mongal, merkit, and Mecrit (Carpini 19). Khan learned to steal and take men for prey and took these men as his followers (Carpini 19). After Khan did this, he started conquering anybody that opposed him. The difference between the texts is several Mongol defeats that show that it wasnt so easy to conquer. the Mongols were defeated and all the Mongol nobles in that army were killed with the exception of seven (Carpini 20). However, Khan decided to try again in which he was successful in defeating the Kitayans (Carpini 21). After defeating this foe, Khan was considered the Emperor (Carpini 21). The Tartars were again defeated when the dogs killed many Tartars (Carpini 23). In conclusion, it is obvious that Juvaini is biased in favor of Khan, so I would rather read Carpinis version of how the Mongols came to power....
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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course HST 197 at Miami University.
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