Paul D. BUELL

An historical block-print illustration of Khubilai Khan, youngest son of Chinggis (Genghis).

Born into a ruling Mongol family, Khubilai Khan began his career as a minor prince who had been granted land in present-day Inner Mongolia, and therefore always had a direct interest in north China. Years of opposition from his brothers and a seemingly constant struggle for power finally led Khubilai to establish a Mongol empire in China, ending

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