This week: why did Kublai go to Japan? A quick overview of the tensions that led to the first invasion, and a look at the armies of Mongols and Chinese that would fight it.
Listen to the episode here.
Turnbull, Stephen. The Mongol Invasions of 1274 – 1281.
May, Timothy. The Mongol Conquests in World History.
Conlan, Thomas. In Little Need of Divine Intervention.