Mongolian Empire

Uncovering Insights into the World's Largest Land Empire and the People Who Built It

Mongol Empire Timeline: From Start to Finish

The Mongol Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in history. Lasting from 1206 to 1368, it spanned from Eastern Europe across Asia.

The Mongol Empire Civil War: Causes and Events of The Toluid War

After Genghis Kahn's death individual Mongol leaders acted increasingly autonomous, and divisions emerged that eventually erupted into civil war.

Why Did the Mongols Start Their Conquest?: Looking Into What Motivated Them to Expand

The Mongols’ eruption from their isolated steppe homeland to forge the largest land empire in history can be attributed to the interplay between environmental stressors, the leadership of chieftains like Genghis Khan, the nomadic cavalry military system, and the emerging ideology of Mongol manifest destiny.

How the Mongol Empire Changed After Converting to Islam

Islam began making steady inroads among the Mongols starting in the 1250s under Mongke Khan. As more trade occurred between the Mongols, Persians and Arabs, Mongol leaders and soldiers gradually converted to Islam for practical reasons relating to commerce and alliances.

Unveiling the Riches of Genghis Khan: Exploring the Net Worth of the Mongol Empire's Founder

Historian John Man estimated that the Mongols extracted an annual tribute worth hundreds of thousands of taels of silver from China alone by 1279 CE. A tael is equal to 50 grams or 1.6 ounces. So that amounts to roughly 17,600 pounds (8 tons) of silver per year. At today’s silver prices, that would equal almost $20 million annually just from one part of the empire. Other territories would have contributed additional precious metals, livestock and other valuables as tribute to the Great Khan.

Where Was the Mongol Empire Located? An Overview of Its Vast Domain

The Mongol Empire connected and encompassed large areas of Eurasia, extending from Eastern Europe to the Sea of Japan. Read on for a comprehensive overview of the locations that constituted this vast domain.

The Black Death in the Mongol Empire: A Historical Overview

The Black Death did not only affect Europe; it also had a significant impact on the Mongol Empire, which spanned from China to Eastern Europe. In this blog post, we will explore the origins, spread, and consequences of the Black Death in the Mongol Empire.

The Complex Social Structure of the Mongol Empire

While the Mongols are often portrayed as an undifferentiated horde of nomads, the reality is that the Mongol Empire had a complex social structure. This structure supported the administration and expansion of their enormous empire as well as the Mongol way of life centered around nomadic pastoralism.

Genghis Khan's Bloodline: Tracing His Descendants and Children

Genghis Khan fathered many children with his wives and consorts. Though the exact number is unknown, it is estimated he had over 35 children.

Fall of Empires: Comparing the Collapse of the Mongols and Romans

Throughout history, empires risen to immense power have dominated large territories and populations. Yet the mightiest realms eventually decline. This paper analyzes two of history’s largest land empires - the Mongols forged by Genghis Khan and the Romans under rulers like Augustus Caesar.