Dec 27, 2021
Any experience reading sources from the Mongol Empire will find a frustrating tendency for them to not mention the fates of some of the empire’s key figures. A recent theory by Dr. Stephen Pow, a frequent guest on our podcast, has sought to cast a light on the possible last days of one of the top generals of the early Mongol Empire, Jebe Noyan, the associate of Subedei during their pursuit of the Khwarezm-shah Muhammad. In part one of their discussion, our series researcher Jack Wilson talks with Dr. Pow on Jebe’s life, the Kalka River battles, and his theory and evidence for Jebe’s death, and what this reveals about the use of sources in the Mongol Empire. I’m your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest.