Khans of the Golden Horde: Batu Khan, Uzbeg Khan, Berke, Nogai Khan, Olugh Mokhammad of Kazan, Toqta, Mengu-Timur, Sartaq Khan, Tokhtamysh
General Books LLC, 2010 - 112 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 21. Chapters: Ahmed Khan bin Kuchuk, Baraq (Khan of Golden Horde), Batu Khan, Berdi Beg, Berke, Dawlat Berdi, Jalal al-Din Khan ibn Tokhtamysh, Jani Beg, List of Khans of the Golden Horde, Mengu-Timur, Nawruz Beg, Nogai Khan, Olugh Mokhammad of Kazan, Oz Beg Khan, Pulad, Qulpa, Sartaq Khan, Sayid Ahmad I, Shadi Beg, Talabuga, Temur Qutlugh, Tini Beg, Toqta, Tuda Mengu, Ulaghchi, Yeremferden. Excerpt: Batu Khan (; Mongolian: ; c. 1207-1255) was a Mongol ruler and founder of the Ulus of Jochi (or Golden Horde), the sub-khanate of the Mongol Empire. Batu was a son of Jochi and grandson of Genghis Khan. His ulus was the chief state of the Golden Horde (or Kipchak Khanate), which ruled Rus and the Caucasus for around 250 years, after also destroying the armies of Poland and Hungary. "Batu" or "Bat" literally means "firm" in the Mongolian language. After the deaths of Genghis Khan's sons, he became the most respected prince called agha (elder brother) in the Mongol Empire. Batu Khan on his throne.After his son Jochi's death, Genghis Khan assigned Jochi's appanages to his sons. But the Great Khan installed Batu as Khan of the Ulus of Jochi. Jochi's eldest son, Orda Khan, also agreed that Batu should succeed their father. Genghis Khan's youngest brother Temuge attended the coronation ceremony as an official representative of Genghis. When Genghis Khan died in 1227, he left 4,000 Mongol men to Jochi's family. Jochi's lands were divided between Batu and his older brother Orda. Orda's White Horde ruled the lands roughly between the Volga river and Lake Balkhash, while Batu's Horde ruled the lands west of the Volga. In 1229, Ogedei dispatched three tumens under Kukhdei and Sundei to conquer the tribes on the lower Ural River. According to Abulghazi, Batu joined Ogedei's military campaign against the Jin Dynasty in North China while his younger brother was fighting the Bashkirs, the Cumans, the Bulghars and the Alans in the west. Despite heavy resistance of their enemies, the Mongols conquered major cities of the Jurchens and made the Bashkirs their ally. In the 1230s, Ogedei distributed lands in Shanxi, China to Batu and the family of Jochi, but they appointed their officials under the supervision of the Imperial governor likewise in Khorasan, Persia. Main articles: Mongol invasion of Rus, Mongol invasion of Volga Bulgaria.After the end of the Mongol-Jin War, the Great K
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