IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1006: The Rise of the Mongolian Empire and its Impact on the Medieval World

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Mikołaj Kopernik University, Toruń / Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft
Organisers:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Jarosław Wenta, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Maria Elisabeth Dorninger, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg
Paper 1006-aChinggis Khan and his Image in Western Literature
(Language: English)
Romesh Gyaram-Molle, Institut für Ältere Deutsche Literatur, Universität Würzburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Military History
Paper 1006-bThe Battle of Liegnitz (1241) and its Aftermath
(Language: English)
Aleksander Paroń, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław
Index terms: Military History
Abstract

The year 1206 is the probable date when Chinggis Khan was proclaimed Emperor of all Mongols. For Mongolian and European history a memorable event, because it also marked the beginning of the Mongolian expansion to the West, threatening to overrun the Christian kingdoms of Europe after having conquered large parts of the Russian principalities for centuries. The papers in this session try to analyse factual or mental causes and consequences of the Mongolian expansion in the light of literary sources and historical evidence.