Month: April 2019

#25 Ogedei Khan

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By unknown / (of the reproduction) National Palace Museum in Taipei – Dschingis Khan und seine Erben (exhibition catalogue), München 2005, p. 304 https://theme.npm.edu.tw/opendata/DigitImageSets.aspx?Key=元太宗, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4126253

Ogedei was the least well-known of the three Mongol “superkhans”, but actually the one who drove the empire to its greatest scope and extent, the largest land area conquered by anyone, ever. He ushered in a new era of prosperity to the Silk Road and laid the foundation from which Kubilai Khan would later found the Yuan Dynasty in China.

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#24 Brexit Heresies

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This week we take a short break to talk about Brexit, the meaning of sovereignty, the Miasma, and the state of British and European politics and political systems. The Mongol Empire also gets a mention or two.

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