Posted by James Allen on December 22, 1998 at 09:22:35:
In Reply to: Re: Negative image posted by Yon Bard on December 22, 1998 at 08:49:23:
: : The Turkomen became his crack inner guard. They went with him all the way to Korea and another group to the outskirts of Rome
: Jim, who exactly is the Khan to which you are referring here, and exactly when did they get to the outskirts of Rome? Please answer factually.
: Regards, Yon
: Ghengis Khan, I gave the reference. The Khans excursions East arn't as well known but are in fact true. He died on an eastern advance taking part in the big annual hunt and round-up. The Turkomen were the natives in Central Asia and became allied with the Great Mongol confederacy. I like EH Parkers' A thousand years of the Tartars. This book cross referenced with The travels of Marco Polo and Contemporaries is invaluable in the pursuit of a realistic idea of what NOMADIC middle ages history is like. To extrapolate from urban experience to Nomadic experience is clearly an error. Jim
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