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Oct 12, 2017

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Pettengill Hall, Bates College

Pettengill Hall, Bates College, 4 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240

‘The Greatest Hits of Mongol History: Life, Death and Chinggis Khan’

The Mongol Empire’s legacy in medieval Eurasia was complicated. While the Mongols destroyed kingdoms and killed tens of thousands of people, they also facilitated political, economic and religious connections. This talk by Colleen Ho (University of Maryland) analyzes the enigmatic Chinggis (aka Genghis) Khan, highlights the Mongols’ appearances in modern culture and presents the Mongols as nuanced players in history.