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The Medieval Expansion of Europe$
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J. R. S. Phillips

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207405

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.001.0001

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The Lost Alliance: European Monarehs and Mongol ‘Crusaders’

The Lost Alliance: European Monarehs and Mongol ‘Crusaders’

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(p.115) 7 The Lost Alliance: European Monarehs and Mongol ‘Crusaders’
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The Medieval Expansion of Europe
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J. R. S. Phillips

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.003.0007

This chapter discusses a phase in the relations between the Mongols and the Europeans that lasted from the middle of the 13th century until the early decades of the 14th. During this period, the Mongols were transformed from the mortal enemies of Europe into the unexpected role of the allies of Christendom, almost indeed into crusaders who were as anxious as the rulers of western Europe to conquer Syria and the Holy Land, and to free Jerusalem from Moslem control. Furthermore, the chapter looks at the Mongolian invasions and their consequences. There was a failure of an attempt to bring together the Mongols and the European powers. However, this should not be viewed too cynically, or too lightly dismissed as inevitable.

Keywords:   Mongols, missionaries, western Europe, Moslem rule, invasion, alliance

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