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WH4 Mongol Empire Vocabulary
The Mongol Empire rose to be the largest land empire in world history.
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An empire founded in the 12th century by Genghis Khan, which reached its greatest territorial extent in the 13th century, encompassing the larger part of Asia and extending westward to the Dnieper River in eastern Europe.
(Temujin) took the title of Genghis Khan when he united the Mongol clans; over 40 years, he conquered the largest land-based empire in all of history
A large area of flat grassland with few forest areas in southeastern Europe or Siberia.
The Indo-European peoples that migrated from the steppes were mainly herders of domesticated animals such as goats, sheep, horses, and cows.
Four divisions of the Mongol world - Chaghadai, Persia, Kipchak (Golden Horde), and Yuan dynasty in China after the death of Genghis Khan.
(1215-1294) Grandson of Genghis Khan and founder of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty in China. He united China for the first time in 300 years.
A famous horde of the Mongol Empire that conquered the region of modern-day Russia.
Large circle shaped tent made of animal skins that can be packed up and moved from place to place that was home to the Mongol tribes.
(1254-1324) Italian explorer and author. He made numerous trips to China and was part of the Chinese court of Kublai Khan. Upon his return to Europe he wrote of his journeys. He is responsible for much of the knowledge exchanged between Europe and China during this time period and the inspiration to explore outside of Europe.
Also known as the Mongol Peace. A time when global trade expanded due to the political stability provided by Mongol rulers along the Silk Road.
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