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Children Of A Harsh Winter by Janet Cohen

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In 1238 the army of Batu resting in the lower reaches of the Don and Volga. In 1239 the Tatars ravaged southern Russia - Chernigov, Pereyaslavl, in December 1240, after a desperate resistance was taken Kiev and almost entirely destroyed. Then came the turn of the Galician principality - Prince Daniel (as Michael of Chernigov before him) fled to Hungary, the main town of the Galician-Volyn land were destroyed. At the beginning of 1241 the Mongol forces were divided: one army went to Poland, and the second (led by Batu and Sube-Dai) - to Hungary. "For the first time, - says German historian, the whole of Asia was united, while Europe, torn apart by strong currents, was severed, crumbled, broken down into thousands of antagonistic forces." 4 First Mongolian army, going 13 February 1241 the Vistula, took possession of Sandomierz, defeated the Polish army at Chmielnik, came to the capital of Krakow. Polish Duke Boleslaw IV fled to Moravia, left by residents of the city of Tatars burned. April 9 hastily gathered Polish Prince Henry the Silesian army, consisting of German, Polish, Slavic Knights, was utterly defeated and almost entirely destroyed by the Mongol cavalry in the battle of Liegnitz. Having occupied Breslau, the first Mongolian army turned south and through Moravia and Slovakia entered the Hungarian plain, where they met on the river. Tisza with the second main army, which was in Hungary, penetrated through the Carpathians, from the Galician principality and Moldavia. United Mongolian troops under the command of Subutai defeated the Magyars April 11, 1241

Children Of A Harsh Winter by Janet Cohen

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Author
Janet Cohen
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Date of release
Pages
393
ISBN
9780718138264
Binding
Hardcover
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Rating
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