Chapter 12. Mongols, Ming Dynasty, and East Asia 1200-1500. Mongol Empires. Mongol Empires Genghis Khan (Temujin) – Supreme Leader Rise to Power Mongol Political Organization. Selected leader not by family or tribal ties but on their talents and loyalty.
Mongols, Ming Dynasty, and East Asia 1200-1500
Mongol Conquest of Persia
1218, Genghis Khan sent envoys to open trade and diplomatic relations with Khwarazam Shah who has succeed the Seljuk Turks.
The Shah murdered the Khan’s envoys.
In 1219, Genghis Khan lead his armies west into Persia.
The Mongols ruthlessly destroyed cities, qanats, and the agricultural base of Persia.
The Mongols now controlled and vast area of land.