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The Mongol Storm with Nicholas Morton

This week, Danièle speaks with Nicholas Morton about the one hundred year rise of the Mongol Empire in the Near East, why they were so effective, and why they pursued global domination.

Nicholas Morton is an Associate Professor at Nottingham Trent University, where he focuses on the history of the Crusades and the Medieval Near East. You can learn more about his research on his university webpage or follow him on Twitter @NicholasMorto11


Nicholas’ book, The Mongol Storm. Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East, is published by Basic Books. Click here to buy it on

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Top Image: Bibliothèque Nationale de France MS Supplément persan 1113  fol. 49r