Mongols in World History | Asia for Educators

Links to Key Maps

The Mongol Empires, c. 1200-1480 [Hyperhistory.com]
Map showing the Mongol Khanates during the period of Mongol domination of Central and East Asia, as well as kingdoms and empire in other areas of the world at this time.

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The Mongol Empire in 1227, with Boundaries of Surrounding Kingdoms & Empires [Maps Etc.]

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The Breakup of the Mongol Empire in Four Sectors, c. 1294 [Sartori]

The Mongol Empire always had disputes over succession ever since the death of Genghis Khan. The Khan before had been able to partially control this till in 1294 after Kublai Khans death.  The mongol empire was split into four Khanates. These were the Golden Hordes in the Northeast, Yuan Dynasty or Great Khanate in China, Ilkhanate in the Southeast and Persia, and the Chagatai Khanate in Central Asia. All of these Khanates would eventually disappear with the new Ming Dyanasty taking over the Yuan dynasty and the Golden Horde would collapse and the Ilkhanate would be taken over by the Savafid Dynasty and the Chagatai Khanate would be conquered.

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Map of Marco Polo's Journey [Silk Road Foundation]

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The Mongol Invasions of Japan [Bowdoin College]
Animated map of the Mongols' attempt to invade Japan in 1274. Includes a link to a map of the 1281 invasion. (Map is in FLASH)