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#1 ckyeah


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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:47 AM


Just to say hi.

So what relations does he have with Arabs?

Anyone can tell me?

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:43 AM

I think you can answer this yourself. What relations could the steppe Hitler possibly have had with other peoples than waging war against them, making an alliance with them to prepare for war against another state or, if no plunder was to be expected, total disinterest in their affairs? That about sums up the political and intellectual horizon of the Mongols then.

Edited by Tibet Libre, 19 June 2010 - 07:44 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

Genghis Khan himself did not have much contact with the Arabs. In terms of religion and cultural practices, Mongols at the time of Genghis Khan were a mix of Shamanistic and Bhuddist.

Genghis' successors came into more extensive contact with Arabs, especially his grandson Hulagu's (founder of the Il-Khanate) expedition and conquest of southwest Asia (roughly what is now middleast east of the Suez Canal). The destruction of the Abbasid Caliphate (capital in Baghdad), at the time the center of Arabic and Muslim world power structure and cultural learning, added much to Mongols' reputation for bloodlust and wanton destruction (but supposedly spared the Christians). Hulagu's wife was Nestorian Christian, and Hulagu was reputed to have converted to Christianity on his death bed; the crusader states in Palestine wanted to form alliance with Hulagu's mongols. The Pope in Rome however forbade such alliance in a mistaken monolithic view about the Mongols because Genghis' another grandson Berke (of Golden Orde) had converted to Islam and was inflicting severe defeats on Christians in Poland and Hungary. The military conflict between Hulagu's Il-Khanate and Berke's Golden Orde saved the Mamluks of Egypt from military conquest . . . which eventually led to the destruction of the crusader kingdoms, the rise of the Ottomans (derived from the Mamluks) and the fall of East Roman Empire.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:41 PM

Genghis Khan wasn't a Khalkha-Mongol


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