Siège de Beijing (1213-1214)
Siege of Beijing. Jami' al-tawarikh, Rashid al-Din.
Français : Siège de Beijing (1213/1214). Jami al-tawarikh, Rashid al-Din.
Русский: Осада Пекина. Джами ат-таварих Рашид ад-Дина.
Mongolian warrior-ruler, one of the most famous conquerors of history, who consolidated tribes into a unified Mongolia and then extended his empire across Asia to the Adriatic Sea. Genghis Khan was a warrior and ruler of genius who, starting from obscure and insignificant beginnings, brought all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under the rule of himself and his family in a rigidly disciplined military state. He then turned his attention toward the settled peoples beyond the borders of his nomadic realm and began the series of campaigns of plunder and conquest that eventually carried the Mongol armies as far as the Adriatic Sea in one direction and the Pacific coast of China in the other, leading to the establishment of the great Mongol Empire.