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date: 23 May 2024

Mongols 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
Omeljan PritsakOmeljan Pritsak, Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler

(Μουγούλιοι), also called Tatars, an Asian people who, under the leadership of Genghis Khan (died 1227) and his successors, created an empire stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean. While its capital was in Karakorum, two appanages separated from it in the west: the Golden Horde (with a center at Saray on the Volga) and the empire of the Ilkhans in Persian territory. In the north the Mongols defeated the ... ...

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