Was 'Da Yuan' a Chinese Dynasty?

  title={Was 'Da Yuan' a Chinese Dynasty?},
  author={Hodong Kim},
  journal={Journal of Song-Yuan Studies},
  pages={279 - 305}
  • Hodong Kim
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Song-Yuan Studies
  • The Mongol Empire, which had begun as a nomadic state in 1206 under the leadership of Chinggis Khan, after three generations of conquest, grew into the largest continental empire in human history. In the 1230s, the Mongol army conquered most of the Pontic steppe and Russia; in 1258, they destroyed the Abbasid Caliphate and subdued most of West Asia; and in 1276, they vanquished the Song Dynasty in Southern China. Scholars, however, believe that in spite of this astonishing success, the empire… CONTINUE READING
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