He fought and defeated his rivals one by one. Je eventually accepted his title as Genghis Khan "universal ruler"
Temujin accepts the title as Genghis Khan "universal ruler". For the next 21 years he lead the Mongols in conquering much of Asia
Conquered the Jin Empire. However his attention turned to the Islamic region west of Mongol
Genghis launched a campaign of terror across Central Asia. And the Mongols destroyed one city after the other leading to them controlling all of Central Asia in 1225
He died from illness. His successor continued to expand his empire and created the largest unified land in history
The four sections were know as khanates. These were the Khanate of the Great Khan
The Chinese held of the attacks of Kublai’s for several years. In 1279 thought is army finally overwhelms them
The Mongols forced Koreans to build, sail, and provide provisions for the boats, a costly task that almost ruined Korea. The japeniese surrendered during the attack
After the yuan dynasty began to fade. In one 8 year period 4 different rulers ruled
Over the next 100 years, the Gupta Empire broke into small king- doms. Many were overrun by the Hunas or other Central Asian nomads. The Empire ended
Chandra Gupta II also strengthened his empire through peaceful means by negotiating diplomatic and marriage alliances
Although a lover of the arts, Samudra had a warlike side. He expanded the empire through 40 years of conquest.
Chandragupta gathered an army, killed the unpopular Nanda king, and in about 321 B.C. claimed the throne. This began the Mauryan Empire.
The first Gupta emperor came to power not through battle but by marrying a daughter of an influential royal family. After his marriage
Ruled for 32 years
Followed in this grandfathers footsteps. Expanded his empire
Noble as his policies of toleration and nonviolence were, they failed to hold the empire together after Asoka died
These invaders disrupted
Indian society. But they also introduced
new languages and customs that added to the already-rich blend of Indian culture.
They were about a mysterious woman named Laura, who was his ideal
He did not seek political office for himself, but influenced members of the ruling council by giving them loans. For 30 years, he was dictator of Florence
His-writing is clear and easy to read, but only if you look at it in a mirror. Only 17 of his paintings survive. And yet the-work that Leonardo did produce is so amazing that it confirms his genius.
many cities grew rapidly, Urban mer- chants became wealthy enough to sponsor artists
Christian scholars in Constantinople fled to Rome with Greek manu- scripts
Michelangelo is most famous for the way he portrayed the human body in painting and sculpture.
Known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, he ruled as a dictator yet kept up the appearance of having an elected government.