Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:47 AM
LONG TIME DIDN'T WRITE ANYTHING IN THIS FORUM.
Just to say hi.
So what relations does he have with Arabs?
Anyone can tell me?
Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:43 AM
Edited by Tibet Libre, 19 June 2010 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 19 June 2010 - 10:50 PM
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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