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The Mongols in the West

The Mongols in the West Denis Sinor Journal of Asian History: v.33 n.1 (1999) The economic and social factors which made conflicts between China on the one hand and the pastoral empires of Mongolia on the other almost inevitable did … Continue reading

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The Siege of Ascalon (1153) According to Contemporary or Near-contemporary Western European Sources

Translated by Helen Nicholson from the editions in the Monumenta Germaniae Historica Scriptores, ed.Bill Zajac. In 1153, Baldwin launched a major attack on Ascalon, with an army large enough to invest the great city completely. The siege dragged on for months, with … Continue reading

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