Subject: Reminder: ACMS Virtual Speaker Series with Diane Wolff - Batu, Khan of the Golden Horde: Nov 13, 2020, 9:00 PM (ULAT) - via Zoom

ACMS Virtual Speaker Series
Title: Batu, Khan of the Golden Horde 

Date: Nov 13, 9:00 p.m. (ULAT) 
The event is free and open to public. Interested participants are asked to join in through the following Zoom link: HERE

Meeting ID: 834 6409 2672
Passcode: 647181
Synopsis:

Batu Khan, the grandson of Chinggis Khan, leads a Campaign in Russia, Hungary and Poland in the 1240s.

Europe is divided between the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor and is no match for the Mongol Army. Only the death of the Supreme Khan Ogodei saves Europe.

Batu is now the senior prince of the successors of Chinggis Khan, and one of two of the most talented and able, unlike the weak men who have inherited the throne. It is the glaring weakness of Chinggis Khan that he failed to provide for an orderly succession.

Khan of the Golden Horde, fully aware of the disdain that his grandfather had for rulers who inherited their positions, Batu makes the momentous decision to back a change of the branch of the imperial family that will rule the Empire, thus changing the fate of Europe, for the new Supreme Khan decides to turn his attention to the East and focus on completing the conquest of China, the richest and most advanced civilization on earth.

About the Presenter: Diane Wolff
She is the award-winning author of three books about Chinese history and culture. This is the first book in her forthcoming Silk Road Series, about the successors of Chinggis Khan. dianewolff.com
About ACMS:
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting scholarship in Mongolian Studies. 
The Virtual Speaker Series promotes information exchange on a variety of subjects related to Mongolia and is free and open to the public.
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