The Greatest Hits of Mongol History

Colleen C. Ho, from the Department of History at the University of Maryland, gave a lecture on “The Greatest Hits of Mongol History: Life, Death, and Chinggis Khan.”

The Mongol Empire left a complicated legacy in medieval Eurasian history. While the Mongols destroyed kingdoms and killed tens of thousands of people, they also facilitated political, economic, and religious connections across Eurasia. This talk analyzes the enigmatic figure of Chinggis Khan, highlights the Mongols’ interesting and unexpected appearances in modern culture, and presents the Mongols as nuanced players in world history.   The talk was held in Pettengill G65 on October 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Sponsored by: The Interdisciplinary Studies Division; Center for Global Education; Departments of Anthropology, Art and Visual Culture, and History; Asian Studies, Religious Studies and Classical and Medieval Studies.