This week: where did the Mongol Empire come from, and who was in charge when they decided to come after Japan? Also, why is the Kamakura shogunate the most convoluted form of government in a history of convoluted governments?
Listen to the episode here.
May, Timothy. The Mongol Conquests in World History.
Turnbull, Stephen. The Mongol Invasions of Japan in 1274-1281.