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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    The Horde totally destroyed the Arabic Golden Age.
    Whut? They happened centuries apart!

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    The Islamic Golden Age is the era in the history of Islam, traditionally dated from the 8th century to the 13th century, during which much of the historically Islamic world was ruled by various caliphates, and science, economic development and cultural works flourished.[1][2][3] This period is traditionally understood to have begun during the reign of the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid (786 to 809) with the inauguration of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, where scholars from various parts of the world with different cultural backgrounds were mandated to gather and translate all of the world's classical knowledge into the Arabic language.[4][5] This period is traditionally said to have ended with the collapse of the Abbasid caliphate due to Mongol invasions and the Sack of Baghdad in 1258 AD.[6] A few contemporary scholars place the end of the Islamic Golden Age as late as the end of 15th to 16th centuries.[1][2][3]

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    The Islamic Golden Age is the era in the history of Islam, traditionally dated from the 8th century to the 13th century, during which much of the historically Islamic world was ruled by various caliphates, and science, economic development and cultural works flourished.[1][2][3] This period is traditionally understood to have begun during the reign of the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid (786 to 809) with the inauguration of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, where scholars from various parts of the world with different cultural backgrounds were mandated to gather and translate all of the world's classical knowledge into the Arabic language.[4][5] This period is traditionally said to have ended with the collapse of the Abbasid caliphate due to Mongol invasions and the Sack of Baghdad in 1258 AD.[6] A few contemporary scholars place the end of the Islamic Golden Age as late as the end of 15th to 16th centuries.[1][2][3]

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    Well of course! But Ghengus Khan swept across Asia and Eastern Europe around 300 AD.


    Didn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Well of course! But Ghengus Khan swept across Asia and Eastern Europe around 300 AD.


    Didn't he?
    You are confusing your Hordes of Barbarian Invaders. You are thinking of Attila the Hun

    Attila (/ˈætᵻlə/ or /əˈtɪlə/; fl. circa 406–453), frequently referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, and Alans among others, on the territory of Central and Eastern Europe.
    During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. His unsuccessful campaign in Persia was followed in 441 by an invasion of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, the success of which emboldened Attila to invade the West.[3] He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orléans) before being defeated at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.
    He subsequently invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans but died in 453. After Attila's death his close adviser Ardaric of the Gepids led a Germanic revolt against Hunnic rule, after which the Hunnic Empire quickly collapsed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    You are confusing your Hordes of Barbarian Invaders. You are thinking of Attila the Hun
    Well NOW I feel completely stupid!

    Jeeze Louise!

    Lololol.

    So...was Attila a Russian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Well NOW I feel completely stupid!

    Jeeze Louise!

    Lololol.

    So...was Attila a Russian?
    Hungarian lol
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    BTW, I thought the Crusades caused the collapse of the Ottoman empire in the 14th century.

    Are you saying Ghengus Khan did? Then why is there no Russian speaking people in Spain today?

    (Or whatever language he spoke.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Hungarian lol
    O well. I tried.

    LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    BTW, I thought the Crusades caused the collapse of the Ottoman empire in the 14th century.

    Are you saying Ghengus Khan did? Then why is there no Russian speaking people in Spain today?

    (Or whatever language he spoke.)
    Ottoman Empire was destroyed in WWI. The Mongols did invade Persia and the Arab lands, in their day.

    And there are Russian speaking people in Spain today: Marbella's new breed of crooks sees Russian, Irish and British gangs battle for drugs trade - Mirror Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Ottoman Empire was destroyed in WWI. The Mongols did invade Persia and the Arab lands, in their day.

    And there are Russian speaking people in Spain today: Marbella's new breed of crooks sees Russian, Irish and British gangs battle for drugs trade - Mirror Online

    The Golden Age ended around 1300 AD, did it not? The era of the Alhambra Castle?

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