Today in Middle Eastern History: the Battle of Ayn Jalut (1260)

In 1260, the Mongols were near the height of their power and reach, particularly in the Middle East. In less than 10 years, Mongol armies had stormed through Iran and Iraq, crushing the notorious “Assassins” sect and ending Abbasid Caliphate in the process. They’d even invaded northern India several times but for multiple reasons, including that the … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern History: the Battle of Ayn Jalut (1260)