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Mongols

A nomadic central Asian people whose empire under Genghis Khan stretched from China to the Danube.
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The one I had selected wavered indecisively before me, and, as I swung wide to make the boarding gentle, filled suddenly and darted away, the smart Mongols shouting a wild rhythm as they bent to the sweeps.
There, probably the same year and the next, he astonished the public with the two parts of 'Tamburlaine the Great,' a dramatization of the stupendous career of the bloodthirsty Mongol fourteenth-century conqueror.
(and before that medieval) is the lack of historical perspective which gives to Mongol shepherds the manners and speech of Greek classical antiquity as Marlowe had learned to know it at the university.
Long ago one had borrowed the other's written language, and, untold generations before that, they had diverged from the common Mongol stock.
There were Slavonian hunters, fair-skinned and mighty-muscled; short, squat Finns, with flat noses and round faces; Siberian half-breeds, whose noses were more like eagle- beaks; and lean, slant-eyed men, who bore in their veins the Mongol and Tartar blood as well as the blood of the Slav.
The radically hot climatic conditions being unbearable compared to their native steppes, some of them left for their own land, while the remaining Mongols became known as the new Muslims.
But unlike the Ottoman, Fatimid and Seljuk empires, the Mongols were not majority Muslim; indeed, one of the great strengths of the four great "Khanates" was the tolerance of religious freedom they extended to their subjects.
The Mongols & The Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion.
Khan founded the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history, revived the Silk Road, uniting warring tribes and was responsible for cementing the position of Mongols in the world's map.
In 1240 the Mongols under Tair Bahadur, the commander the Mongol Qa'an (Khan) Og'tai of Herat, Ghazni and Afghanistan, they being separate countries then, invaded Punjab.
Mongols have a strong oral tradition that is passed from generation to generation - and the sight and sound of the nine-piece band is said to be truly unique and quite extraordinary.
The Mongol Conquests: The Military Operations of Genghis Khan and Sube'etei is a scholarly, detailed history of how the Mongols created the greatest landlocked empire in history, eventually spanning from Korea in the east to Hungary and Poland in the west.