He fought and defeated rivals one by one. Temujin was a clan leader of the Mongols
Temujin changes his name to Genghis Khan. This means "universal ruler" of the Mongols.
In this invasion, his set goal was to invade China. Genghis's attention then turned to the Islamic region west of Mongolia
After Mongol traders and ambassadors were killed, Genghis was angered. he set out a campaign of terror. city by city, they defeated and slaughtered much of Central Asia.
He died from illness, and not battle. His successors continued to expand the land and eventually controlled the most unified land in history; reaching from Poland to China
the empire is now divided into 4 regions. A descendant of Genghis ruled each region (knatates)
after traveling on caravans on the silk road with his fatherland uncle, Marco Polo, a European trader, arrived at the court. over his travels, he had learned several asian languages
After sending fleets in 1274, he sent another fleet. The Mongols had forced Korea to provide and sail the ships, which put a great cost. the second fleet carrid 150,000 warriors (Mongols, Chinese and Korean) and this is the largest fleet up to world war 11
After Kublai Khan's death, the Yuan dynasty began to fade. people in the family fought over control and power. in one 8 year period, four different rulers ruled
Chandragupta defeats the unpopular king Nanda by gathering an army. He then claims the throne
Chandragupta's son took the throne and ruled for 32 years. His grandson, Asoka, took the throne after and brought the empire to its greatest heights.
He followed in Chandragupta’s footsteps, waging war to expand his empire. During a bloody war against the neighboring state of Kalinga, 100,000 soldiers were killed and even more civilians were killed.
Asoka's policies of nonviolence and toleration were strong but could not hold together the empire once he died.
for 500 years, Greeks, Persians, and central Asians came into India and influenced languages/ customs. It also interrupted society
He takes the title "great king of kings". he achieved the king title by marrying the daughter of a powerful royal family
The son of Chandragupta takes the throne. He loves the arts but also war. during 40 years of conquest, he expanded the region
During this time, he strengthened the empire through peaceful ways. he created marriage alliances and diplomatic alliences
Chandra Gupta 11 no longer rules the Gupta empire
The Hunas, who were related to the Huns invaded the Roman Empire. Then they overran the Gupta empire, which had divided into small kingdoms
Timur the Lame destroyed the city Delhi. The city was completely devastated.
Babur inherited what is now Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It was a tiny kingdom and his elder sons drove him south. Babur then built an army
Babar led his army with 12,000 troops to 100,000
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He controlled Florence's government all the way up until he died.
Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks—and life—are mysterious. Some 3,500 pages closely covered with writings and drawings survive.
Christian scholars in Constantinople fled to Rome with Greek manu- scripts when the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453.
It was the first European sculpture of a large, free-standing nude since ancient times.
he ruled as a dictator but kept the appearance as an elected governer
Michelangelo was a Renaissance man.
He excelled as a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet
Born into a noble family
Influenced by classical statues, Michelangelo sculpted David from 1501 to 1504. and The Mona Lisa (c. 1504–1506) is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, who, at 16, married Francesco del Giocondo
this book examines the imperfect qualities of a human being