TLF ID M011419
This resource, a component of the online resource The Mongols in world history, focuses on the contribution of the Mongol empire during the 13th and 14th centuries to world history. It examines the stereotype of the Mongol empire as being peopled by barbarians and juxtaposes it with the contributions of the Mongol empire. It describes the establishment by the Mongols of global contacts between the European West and the Asian East by way of the opening up of trade routes and cultural exchanges throughout their empire, and also underlines the Mongols' religious tolerance. The resource includes texts, detailed maps and images, online readings and weblinks to related topics and class materials.