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  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Hulegu, on the site Map Walk 2013 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hulegu was the grandson of Chinggis Khan, son of Tolui, and established the Il-Khanate of Persia (also known as the Il-Khan, or  Ilkhan). His bothers included Mongke (r. 1251-1259), Qubilai (r. 1260-1294), Arigh […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Batu, on the site Map Walk 2013 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Batu was the founder of the Golden Horde. Batu was the grandson of Chinggis Khan and the son of Jochi. Chinggis Khan died in 1227 and his land was divided up among his four sons. Although Chinggis had other […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Crimea, on the site Map Walk 2013 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    The Crimea is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea; which almost completely surrounds the peninsula. The smaller Sea of Azov to the northeast also contributes to the coastline of the peninsula. The […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Sarai, on the site Map Walk 2013 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Located in present-day Russia, roughly 194 miles outside of Moscow, Sarai was founded as the capital of the Golden Horde. Batu, son of Jochi and grandson of Chinggis Khan, during the thirteenth century had been […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Merv, on the site Map Walk 2013 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Located near the Murghab River delta, interlaced by a system of canals and dams, the ruins of the once magnificent city of Merv still remain. In a northeastern lying region of Khurasan, some claim Merv, was f […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Transoxania, on the site Map Walk 2013 3 months ago

    Transoxania describes the portion of Central Asia that corresponds approximately to modern-day Uzbekistan. The people that originally lived on Transoxania territory were sedentary, meaning that the settlers […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Golden Horde, on the site Map Walk 2013 7 months ago

    The Golden Horde, based primarily in Russia, but additionally encompassed the lands of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The territories that comprised the Golden Horde were originally conquered and then loosely […]

  • Hulegu Khan, the grandson of Chinggis Khan and son of Tolui, set up his first capital at Khariyat-i-Maragheh in c. 1258. Translated Khariyat-i-Maragheh means “the village of the pastures.” Maragheh was and is […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Vienna, on the site Map Walk 2013 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    The invasion into Eastern Europe c. 1241 was a two-pronged attack. One regiment headed towards Poland and the other marched on to Germany. One of the regiments took Silesia, part of Poland at the time, and the […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Riazan, on the site Map Walk 2013 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    In c. 1236-7 the Mongols, led by Batu Khan crossed the Volga and went after the present-day Russian Ukrainian territories, as they had two decades previous. The peoples that inhabited this area were known as the […]

  • Hangzhou located in southern China, was a very large city approximately one hundred miles around. An estimated one million people lived in Hangzhou. It was considered one of the greatest cities in the world by the […]

  • Xandu, a smaller city than Beijing, was the Mongols summer capital. The capital, located in inner Mongolia, was also referred to as K’ai-p’ing by Qublai. Qublai was Genghis (Chinggis) Khan’s grandson.  The summer […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Qaraqorm, on the site Map Walk 2013 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Qaraqorm once stood magnificently at the heart of present-day Mongolia. Situated on the banks of the Orkhon River, Qaraqorm, the first permanent Mongol capital, was established by Ogodei  Khan (r. 1227-41). […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Mongolia, on the site Map Walk 2013 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    The Mongols were first mentioned in Chinese texts from c. 600-900 A.D. The narrative “Secret History of the Mongols” is the closest source resembling a primary document that remains for the Mongols. This narrative […]

  • Sarah Nemeth wrote a new post, Georgia, on the site Map Walk 2013 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Jebe Noyan along with  Subodai Bahadur Noyan were two of the Mongol ‘Hounds of War.’ They were Mongol military generals and between 1221-1224 they participated in an epic reconnaissance excursion. The two […]

  • Samarqand was an urban city of Central Asia, more specifically located in modern day Uzbekistan. The city was taken over in c. 1210 by the Khwarazmians. During this time, Chinggis was focused on China and had no […]

  • Zhongdu was the northern capital for the Chin seized by Chinggis in 1215. Later Zhongdu became the Mongol capital under Qublia (Chinggis Khan’s grandson). Qublia chose Zhongdu as the capital to appease the Chinese […]

  • Sarah Nemeth became a registered member 8 months, 3 weeks ago

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