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The Mongols and the West : 1221-1410.

Author: Peter Jackson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Medieval world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mongols had a huge impact on medieval Europe and the Islamic world. This book provides a comprehensive survey of contacts between the Catholic West and the Mongol world-empire from the first appearance of Chinggis Khan's armies in 1221 down to the death of Tamerlane (1405) and the battle of Tannenberg (1410). This book considers the Mongols as allies as well as conquerors; the perception of them in the West; the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Peter.
Mongols and the West : 1221-1410.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jackson
ISBN: 9781317878995 131787899X 9781317878988 1317878981 9781315839141 1315839148
OCLC Number: 890981414
Description: 1 online resource (449 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION; NOTE ON PROPER NAMES; NOTE ON REFERENCES; LIST OF MAPS; INTRODUCTION; chapter 1 Latin Christendom and its neighbours in the early thirteenth century; chapter 2 A world-empire in the making; chapter 3 The Mongol invasions of 1241-4; chapter 4 A remedy against the Tartars; chapter 5 The halting of the Mongol advance; chapter 6 Images of the enemy; chapter 7 An ally against Islam: the Mongols in the Near East. Chapter 8 From confrontation to coexistence: the Golden Hordechapter 9 Temür (Tamerlane) and Latin Christendom; chapter 10 Mission to the infidel; chapter 11 Traders and adventurers; chapter 12 A new world discovered?; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX I: The authenticity of Marco Polo's travels; APPENDIX II: Glossary; APPENDIX III: Genealogical tables and lists of rulers; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Medieval world.

Abstract:

The Mongols had a huge impact on medieval Europe and the Islamic world. This book provides a comprehensive survey of contacts between the Catholic West and the Mongol world-empire from the first appearance of Chinggis Khan's armies in 1221 down to the death of Tamerlane (1405) and the battle of Tannenberg (1410). This book considers the Mongols as allies as well as conquerors; the perception of them in the West; the papal response to the threat (and opportunity) they presented; the fate of the Frankish principalities in the Holy Land in the path of the Mongol onslaught; Western European embas.

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