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By Joshua Cole, Carol Symes

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The enticing narrative and thoroughly crafted, cutting edge pedagogical instruments in Western Civilizations are in accordance with the co-authors’ personal instructing reviews. The textual content offers balanced assurance, locations the West in a bigger worldwide context, and punctiliously integrates new study. within the eighteenth version, the early sleek interval has been thoroughly overhauled—and now encompasses a new bankruptcy at the Atlantic international.

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For the peoples of Asia, however, the more 324 | C H A P T E R 10 The Medieval World, 1250–1350 frequent appearance of Europeans was less consequential than the events that made these journeys possible: the rise of a new empire that encompassed the entire continent. The Expansion of the Mongol Empire The Mongols were one of many nomadic peoples inhabiting the vast steppes of Central Asia. Although closely connected with the Turkish populations with whom they frequently intermarried, the Mongols spoke their own distinctive language and had their own homeland, located to the north of the Gobi Desert in what is now known as Mongolia.

In 1234, these regions also fell to the Mongols. By 1279, one of Genghis Khan’s numerous grandsons, Kublai Khan, would complete the conquest by adding southern China to this empire. For the first time in centuries, China was reunited, and under Mongol rule. It was also connected to western and central Asia in ways unprecedented in its long history, since Genghis Khan had brought crucial commercial cities and Silk Road trading posts (Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara) into his empire. One of his sons, Ögedei (EHRG- EUROPE D anube River Moscow Kiev olg aR .

Questions for Analysis 1. What does Marco Polo want his readers to know about Java, and why? What does this suggest about the interests of these intended readers? 2. What does Mandeville want his readers to know about Prester John and his domains? Why are these details so important? 3. Which of these accounts seems more trustworthy, and why? Even if we cannot accept one or both at face value, what insight do they give us into the expectations of Columbus and the other European adventurers who relied on these accounts?

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