THE MONGOLS, 1200's-1300's


*"A Map of the Expedition of Tamerlan in the Indies," by de la Croix, London, 1723*; and *in Turkey*; and *"Asia divided into its principal parts after Tamerlan's expedition"*


The famous steppes of Central Asia, the Mongols' home turf; the starting point for their southward onslaught was Karakorum in Mongolia

Source: http://www.history.upenn.edu/hist086/mapfram1.htm
(downloaded Aug. 2001)


The Mongol onslaught on the Muslim world, early 1200's, under Chingiz Khan (d.1227); a map from R. Roolvink et al., Historical Atlas of the Muslim Peoples (Harvard University Press, 1957, p. 23); CLICK ON THE MAP FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

Source: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~bvon/images/meast.jpeg
(downloaded Oct. 2006)
(and a scan from the book by FWP, Feb. 2008)


How far the Mongols had come by 1259; CLICK ON THE MAP FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

Source: http://myhome.sunyocc.edu/~gaddisc/HIS103/HuntCh10/mapMongolsto1259p401.jpg
(downloaded Feb. 2006)


"Map showing changes in borders of the Mongol Empire from founding by Genghis Khan in 1206, Genghis Khan's death in 1227 to the rule of Kublai Khan (12601294). (Uses modern day borders)"

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mongol_Empire_map.gif
(downloaded Feb. 2008)


By 1400, Timur held the dark grey area: "The Mongol Dominions, 1300-1405," from the Shepherd historical atlas, 1923; CLICK ON THE MAP FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

Source: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd/mongol_dominions.jpg
(downloaded Oct. 2006)


Earlier and later invasion routes; CLICK ON THE MAP FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

Source: http://www.lacma.org/khan/map.htm
(downloaded Feb. 2006)


The later Mongol conquests at their greatest extent

Source: http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~jmalek/ilkhans.html
(downloaded Feb. 2006)


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