"Seems the Mongols did way more damage to the Muslims than the Crusaders did."
Maybe true, but his descendants converted to Islam. That is how it spread to Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Xingiang province of China.
posted on 10/03/2006 11:45:38 AM PDT
(Then in the name of Allah, they will let loose the Germs of War (http://www.booksurge.com))
Some of Ghengis Khan's descendants became Moslems. Some became Christians. Some became Buddhists. Some became Hindus. Some became animists of various kinds.
A full 10% of all the men in the world with Type B blood have Ghenghis Khan's y-chromosome!
This guy was not only the "father of his country", he became very nearly the "father of his world".
posted on 10/03/2006 11:53:39 AM PDT
Some did, specifically the Golden Horde in Russia [under Berke Quan, Batu's brother and successor] and, eventually, the Il-Quanate of Persia [Hulegu's uluis]. But, the sinicized Mongols of China [Qublai], became largely Buddhist, as did the Mongols from the homeland [Tibetan missionaries]. The Chagatids stayed largely pagan, as did many of the Mongols of Central Asia. And there was always a strong minority of Nestorian Christians.
posted on 10/03/2006 12:33:55 PM PDT
("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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