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The MONGOLS Yuan DynastY. Mongolian Steppes. Xinjiang Region – Typical Uygher [Mongol] “Yurt ”. Mongol Invasions. Mongol Warriors. Mongol Archer. Gold Saddle Arch – Mongols, 13c. Gold Saddle, Front View – Mongols, 13c. The MONGOLS [“Golden Horde”].

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The MONGOLS

Yuan DynastY









The mongols golden horde
The MONGOLS [“Golden Horde”]

  • Temujin --> Genghis Khan [“Universal Ruler”]

    • 1162 - 1227

    • from the steppe [dry, grass-covered plains of Central Asia]


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The MONGOLS [“Golden Horde”]

  • Genghis Khan’s Tax Laws:

    • If you do not pay homage, we will take your prosperity.

    • If you do not have prosperity, we will take your children.

    • If you do not have children, we will take your wife.

    • If you do not have a wife, we will take your head.

  • Used cruelty as a weapon --> some areas never recovered from Mongol destruction!






Yuan mongol dynasty 1279 1368 c e
Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty, 1279-1368 C.E.

  • Kublai Khan [r. 1260-1294]

    • Pax Mongolica [“Mongol Peace”]

      • Tolerated Chinese culturebut lived apart from them. 

      • No Chinese in top govt. posts.

      • Believed foreigner were moretrustworthy.

      • Encouraged foreign trade & foreign merchants to live and work in China.

        • Marco Polo


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Marco Polo (1254-1324)

  • A Venetian merchant.

  • Traveled through YuanChina: 1271-1295

    • “Black Stones” [coal]

    • Gunpowder.

    • Noodles.




Yuan dynasty 1279 1368 c e
Yuan Dynasty, 1279-1368 C.E.

  • The Black Plague was spread by the Mongols in the mid-14c.

  • Sent fleets against Japan.

    • 1281 --> 150,000 warriors

    • Defeated by kamikazi [“winds of the gods”] 

  • Kublai Khan experienced several humiliating defeats in Southeast Asia late in his life.


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