Mongol Culture before Genghis Khan
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Years that Changed History: 1215
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Too often, western history books portray the Mongols as bloodthirsty murderers and destroyers hellbent on destroying civilization, but the true story of Mongol society is much different. As Marco Polo relayed after a visit to Kublai Khan, the Mongols did much to stabilize the societies they conquered. Explore the dual identity of the Mongols.