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The Mongol-led army of mostly Turkic tribes that swept over eastern Europe in the 1200s, making Russia into a tributary state.
[Perhaps from a golden tent that may have been used by their commander.]
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(Historical Terms) the Mongol horde that devastated E Europe in the early 13th century. It established the westernmost Mongol khanate, which at its height ruled most of European Russia. Defeated by the power of Muscovy (1380), the realm split into four smaller khanates in 1405
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the army of Mongols that overran E Europe in the 13th century and maintained suzerainty in Russia until the 15th century.
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