The Mongols and the West

The Mongols and the West : 1221-1410

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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 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 embassies and missions to the East; and the impact of the Mongols on the expanding world view of the maturing Middle Ages.

For courses in crusading history and medieval European history.
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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 165 x 242 x 30mm | 799.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113883727X
  • 9781138837270

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Latin Christendom and its neighbours in the early thirteenth century 2. A world-empire in the making 3. The Mongol invasions of 1241-1244 4. A remedy against the Tartars 5. The halting of the Mongol advance 6. Images of the enemy 7. An ally against Islam: the Mongols in the Near East 8. From confrontation to coexistence: the Golden Horde 9. Temur (Tamerlane) and Latin Christendom 10. Mission to the infidel 11. Traders and adventurers 12. A new world discovered? Conclusion
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