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Western Washington University: Ed Vajda: The Mongol Impact on World History

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Edward Vajda, a professor with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, presents “The Mongol Impact on World History.” As part of celebrating Mongolia Day at WWU, Vajda discusses the spectacular consequences of the Mongol conquests begun in the 13th century by Chinggis Khan. The lecture explains how the medieval era ended and the modern world began in the wake of history’s most successful empire builder.