Climate and environmental context of the Mongol invasion of Syria and defeat at ‘Ayn Jālūt (1258–1260 CE)

@article{DiCosmo2021ClimateAE,
  title={Climate and environmental context of the Mongol invasion of Syria and defeat at ‘Ayn Jālūt (1258–1260 CE)},
  author={Nicola Di Cosmo and Sebastian Wagner and Ulf B{\"u}ntgen},
  journal={Erdkunde},
  year={2021},
  volume={75},
  pages={87-104}
}
After a successful conquest of large parts of Syria in 1258 and 1259 CE, the Mongol army lost the battle of cAyn Jālūt against Mamluks on September 3, 1260 CE. Recognized as a turning point in world history, their sudden defeat triggered the reconfiguration of strategic alliances and geopolitical power not only in the Middle East, but also across much of Eurasia. Despite decades of research, scholars have not yet reached consensus over the causes of the Mongol reverse. Here, we revisit previous… 
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