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AP World Chapter 17 Vocab
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(1162-1227); was the Great Khan and founder of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia.
was the leader of the Ottoman Turks and the founder of the Ottoman dynasty. He and the dynasty bearing his name later established and ruled the nascent Ottoman Empire.
was the capital of the Mongol Empire between 1235 and 1260, and of the Northern Yuan in the 14-15th centuries.
Italian explorer who wrote about his travels to Central Asia and China. was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde, a book that described to Europeans the wealth and great size of China, its capital Peking, and other Asian cities and countries.
Sultan Mehmed II
"the conqueror", Islamic Sultan who sieged Constantinople and expanded the Ottoman empire. was an Ottoman sultan who ruled first for a short time from August 1444 to September 1446, and later from February 1451 to May 1481.
Capital of the Ottoman Empire; named this after 1453 and the sack of Constantinople.
was the fifth Khagan of the Mongol Empire, reigning from 1260 to 1294. He also founded the Yuan dynasty in China as a conquest dynasty in 1271, and ruled as the first Yuan emperor until his death in 1294.
A member of the Turkish-speaking ethnic group in Turkey, or, formerly, in the Ottoman Empire
A large peninsula at the western edge of Asia; also called Asia Minors
Mongol leader who conquered Persia and Mesopotamia. was a Turco-Mongol conqueror. As the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia he became the first ruler in the Timurid dynasty.
Asian people who conquered Constantinople in the 1300s and established a large empire
is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.
a Mongolian army that swept over eastern Europe in the 13th century
Spiritually adept men and women who communicated with the unseen world
was the empire or ruling dynasty of Mongolia established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin clan.
a title for a ruler in Turkic and Mongolian languages and used by various ethnicities. mongol ruler
Ilkanate of Persia
Mongols in persia that becom more civilized when they become muslim. "kingdom"
a Mediterranean and Asian branch of Christianity which stressed the humanity of Jesus
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