Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 7 Volume 7

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 7 Volume 7

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Excerpt: ... ever been separated since 1171: while a Mameluke ruled in Cairo, Malik-al-N sir of Aleppo was elected as sultan by the emirs of Damascus. But an entirely new and far more important factor in the affairs of the Levant was the extension of the empire of the Mongols during the 13th century. That empire had been founded by Jenghiz Khan in the first quarter of the century; it stretched from Peking on the east to the Euphrates and the Dnieper on the west. Two things gave the Mongols an influence on the history of the Holy Land and the fate of the Crusades. In the first place, the south-western division of the empire, comprising Persia and Armenia, and governed about 1250 by the Khan Hulaku or Hulagu, was inevitably brought into relations, which were naturally hostile, with the Mahommedan powers of Syria and Egypt. In the second place, the Mongols of the 13th century were not as yet, in any great numbers, Mahommedans; the official religion wasshow more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236737024
  • 9781236737021