Posted by James Allen on December 22, 1998 at 15:39:13:
In Reply to: Re: Negative image posted by Yon Bard on December 22, 1998 at 12:35:02:
: Ghengis Khan never got further than the Krimea. His successors of the Golden Horde got as far as present day Hungary, but never anyplace near Rome.
: Regards, Yon
Subadai and another great general sent troops almost to Rome. I spoke as if the Khan himself was in the vanguard but of course he was not. Hungary was where some big battles took place and Turkoman articles were undoubtedly lost, see Ghereh paper. You mention nothing of his eastward thrust, you admit then it was to present day Korea. The fact is Ghenghis Khan sent a letter to St. Louis of France telling him what a city dwelling swine he was and had the Pope offering him the Vatican treasures if he wouldn't sack Rome. The Devils Horsemen by Chambers is excellent reading. JIM
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