Sunday, July 8, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 13th secular

1237-1241, Mongols overran southern and central Russia, invaded Hungary and Poland (destroying their armies), capturing and destroying Bagdad and much of the middle east
- Europe was terrified at their invasions which seemed to be unstoppable

Kublai Khan, 1264-1294, the Mongols ruled all over Asia, from China to Poland - during the years 1275-1292, an Italian, Marco Polo, worked for Kublai Khan and brought back word to Europe
of what the Far East was like - in 1282, the Mongols tried to invade Japan, only to have their fleet destroyed by a “divine wind”, a ‘kamikaze’ (an unexpected typhoon)

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