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State Hermitage Museum: The Mongol Empire

In the west, his forces completed the conquest of the Persian Empire, took huge territories in what is now Russia, and pushed as far as Hungary and Poland. In this lecture, set the stage for the leader who founded the Mongol Empire in the early 13th century, Chinggis Khan . See how prior Mongolian-centered steppe empires established a template that was perfected by Chinggis. Trace these precursors to Turkic rulers in the 7th and 8th centuries, and to the Xiongnu steppe empire a thousand years earlier. Rape and other acts of sexual violence against LGBT+ people have historically gone unprosecuted....