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The Mongol Storm

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399803571

Price: £12.99

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‘Brain-stretching . . . pulsating . . . irresistable’ The Sunday Times

‘Deeply researched and elegantly written – essential reading’ Dan Jones

‘Erudite, often thrilling and much-needed’ Daily Telegraph

How the Mongol invasions of the Near East reshaped the balance of world power in the Middle Ages.

For centuries, the Crusades have been central to the story of the medieval Near East, but these religious wars are only part of the region’s complex history. As The Mongol Storm reveals, during the same era the Near East was utterly remade by another series of wars: the Mongol invasions.

In a single generation, the Mongols conquered vast swaths of the Near East and upended the region’s geopolitics. Amid the chaos of the Mongol onslaught, long-standing powers such as the Byzantines, the Seljuk Turks, and the crusaders struggled to survive, while new players such as the Ottomans arose to fight back. The Mongol conquests forever transformed the region, while forging closer ties among societies spread across Eurasia.

This is the definitive history of the Mongol assault on the Near East and its enduring global consequences.


The most exciting study of the Mongols and their encounters with the peoples of the Near East I have ever read
William Chester Jordan, Princeton University
This expert study casts the Middle Ages in a new light
Publishers Weekly
For anyone who loves history, especially with military and diplomatic focuses
Library Journal
Revelatory, lively and stocked with colourful personalities
Literary Review
Deeply researched and elegantly written - essential reading
Dan Jones
Erudite, often thrilling and much-needed
Daily Telegraph
Brain-stretching . . . pulsating . . . irresistable . . . A reminder that the best history writing is eminently readable
The Sunday Times
An unusual blend of serious scholarship with a narrative drive as galloping as the ferocious Mongol cavalry whose repeated battlefield triumphs Nicholas Morton recreates with relish
The Sunday Times