Text The Mongols in world history

TLF ID M011408

This rich online resource is about the Mongol empire viewed in the context of the beginnings of world history. It provides a comprehensive set of materials about the Mongol culture and its history during the period from the birth of Temujin - later Chinggis (Genghis) Khan - in about 1162 to the end of the empire in 1368. It is organised around five topics, for example the Mongol conquests, the Mongol pastoral-nomadic life and key figures in Mongol history. Included are texts, detailed maps and images, online readings and weblinks to related topics and class materials with the image gallery featuring paintings of the period and portraits of key leaders.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 related to the treatment of conquered peoples, such as the codification of laws and exemption of teachers, lawyers and artists from taxes. It records the legal code of Genghis Khan, called the Jasagh, which reflected the pastoral-nomadic society of the Mongols, and the new code introduced by Khublai Khan in 1291 that reflected the value of artists and artisans by providing tax and labor exemptions for them.
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 related to the organisation of the Mongol army under Genghis Khan. It outlines his organisational tactics to ensure loyalty by introducing the practice of separating men from the same tribe into different units and his use of a decimal organisation for the army.
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 related to the consequences of the Mongol expansion, including its contributions to European knowledge and trade routes. It provides a series of maps illustrating the growth of the empire, including the major routes of invasion under Genghis Khan and of the later Mongol invasions.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • History

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Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
Rights
  • © 2004 Asia for Educators, Columbia University except where indicated otherwise. ‘Information sheet’ image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may use, reproduce and communicate the materials free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the materials.