Trailing Genghis

The story of the Mongols, in the words of a medieval historian, is simple: "They came, they uprooted, they burned, they slew, they despoiled, they departed." For the first half of the 13th century, the Mongols of Gen-ghis Khan ravaged China, ripped through the lands of Islam and knocked on the gates of Vienna. Their immense empire stretched from Beijing to Baghdad to Moscow. Then, without warning, the Mongols went home, leaving little behind but their reputation as the most feared conquerors in history.

More than 750 years later, veteran travel writer Stanley Stewart journeyed to their homeland...

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