Genghis Khan and the Mongol Conquests 1190-1400

ISBN: 1841765236

Category: Novel

Tag: History and Military


Posted on 2009-11-10. By anonymous.

Description


Genghis Khan and the Mongol Conquests 1190-1400 (Essential Histories 57) By Stephen Turnbull
Publisher: Osprey 2003 | 96 Pages | ISBN: 1841765236 | PDF | 5 MB



During the 13th century a military phenomenon arose in central Asia and provided the first instance in history of what was virtually a world war. From one side of the Euro/Asiatic land mass to the other, the fury of the Mongols exploded on to unsuspecting societies, most of which had previously been totally ignorant of the very existence of their new tormentors.
Among the few contemporary works of art that have survived to convey an impression of the appearance of these strange invaders are two objects that proclaim through very different cultural norms very similar images of the Mongol conquerors. At almost the furthest point west reached by the Mongols lies Breslau (now Wroclaw in Poland) where lies buried Henry the Pious, Duke of Silesia, killed in battle with the Mongols at nearby Leignitz (Legnica) in 1241. Henry's tomb is now in the National Museum in Wroclaw, and beneath his feet lies a small carving of a Mongol warrior wearing the characteristic headgear.
Thirty years later and half a world away at the most easterly point of the Mongol conquests, an almost identical representation of Mongol warriors was being created. This time the image was not carved in stone but instead appeared on paper in a Japanese emakimono (horizontal picture scroll painting). The Moko Shurai Ekotoba (Mongol Invasion Scroll) was created not to remember a defeat, but to celebrate a victory, and in particular to press the claims for reward of the hero depicted therein: a leader of samurai called Takezaki Suenaga.
Neither Henry the Pious nor Takezaki Suenaga had the slightest idea that the other even existed, let alone that the two of them had fought a common enemy, but that was the nature of the Mongol Empire. Within the interval of time and space that lay between Leignitz and Hakata, the Mongols had fought battles in the deserts of Syria, skirmishes in the mountain passes of Afghanistan, sieges on the snowy plains of Russia and sea fights off the coast of Vietnam. Like a monstrous spider's web, the Mongol conquests affected the lives and livelihoods of countless peasants and kings.


NO PASSWORD



!!!No Mirrors below, please! Follow Rules!

Welcome to my AH blog!
RAPIDSHARE please.

Sponsored High Speed Downloads
9760 dl's @ 2155 KB/s
Download Now [Full Version]
8389 dl's @ 3846 KB/s
Download Link 1 - Fast Download
8682 dl's @ 3849 KB/s
Download Mirror - Direct Download



Search More...
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Conquests 1190-1400

Search free ebooks in ebookee.com!


Links
Download this book

No active download links here?
Please check the description for download links if any or do a search to find alternative books.


Related Books


Comments

No comments for "Genghis Khan and the Mongol Conquests 1190-1400".


    Add Your Comments
    1. Download links and password may be in the description section, read description carefully!
    2. Do a search to find mirrors if no download links or dead links.
    Back to Top