Kalka River, 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols invade Russia

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Praeger, 2001 - History - 96 pages
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: In 1221, Genghiz, Great Khan of the Mongols, ordered an armed reconnaissance expedition into Russia commanded by Subodei Bahadur and Jebei Noyon 'The Arrow'. The consequences for the history of Europe were incalculable. The decisive Mongol victory at Kalka River opened up vast regions of Russia and Eastern Europe to Mongol conquest. Genghiz ordered his victorious army to return eastwards, delaying the final cataclysm by a few years. Genghiz died in 1227, but within 10 years his son Ogedei ordered a return to Russia to complete the conquest. This title details the events of the dramatic Kalka River campaign.

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The Russian Princes went out to fight the Mongols, the next day they entered three hundred years of tribute paying. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. Read full review



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David Nicolle is the author of "Attila and the Nomad Hordes, The Crusades, "and "Medieval Warfare Source Book."

V. SHPAKOVSKY was born in 1954. He teaches in the History Department of Penza University in Penza, Russia, where he is a Candidate of Historical Research (Doctorate) and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor and Chief Historical Scientist. Viacheslav Shpakovsky wrote his doctoral dissertation on 'Knightly Arms and Armour in the works of British and American Historians'. He has also written a number of articles on various aspects of Russian and military history for both academic journals and popular magazines in Russia. This is his first book for Osprey.

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