After cementing his rule over Mongolia, Genghis Khan led his Mongol hordes south to invade China.

Mongols

The Mongol Hordes

By Steven M. Johnson

In ad 1205, Mongol ruler Genghis Khan, having completed the unification of his Gobi Desert empire, began looking south toward China for further conquest. Read more

Mongols

Blood in the Sand: Shiite Assassins

by Mark S. Longo

Their name has been synonymous with murder for almost a thousand years, but few people know the full truth about the enigmatic organization known as the Assassins. Read more

Japanese Mounted Archery

Mongols

Japanese Mounted Archery

By Brian Todd Carey

In the eyes of the West, the Japanese samurai warrior has traditionally been associated with the long sword that bears his name. Read more