On November 13th at 8 A. M. EST, I will give a live talk about Batu Khan for the Virtual Speaker series of the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulan Batur.
I am going to explore Batu Khan's character, the man who became a kingmaker, rather than Supreme Khan.
What led Batu Khan to create a plan with the Princess Sorghagtani to change the branch of the imperial house of the Mongol Empire? This was a momentous strategy that ultimately saved Europe from a Mongol invasion. Why was he getting fabulously wealthy? Why did he choose not to be Supreme Khan>
Tune in and find out. This is for the launch of my new book, Batu, Khan of the Golden Horde: The Mongol Khans Conquer Russia.
Maps and illustrations, click on the menu on the Order Batu Khan, There is also a mini-podcast of me reading an introduction not covered in the book.
The video will be available on ACMS YouTube channel. I will post the link after the talk.
Thanks very much to the ACMS for the invitation. I am hoping to tell a fabulous story, a little entertainment in the time of the healthcare emergency.