But in the 14th century things looked rather different and only diplomacy has saved Europe from an entire different course of events...
Let us have a look at the map!
|the golden, white and blue horde|
It is roughly true, but nevertheless a few things are not included in this version. A few things aren't told.
This is the situation of the 16th century. This Russian empire was the heritage of the sons of Jochi Khan. But in the 13th century the sons of Jochi hadn't yet separated themselves from the Great Khanate. And with Kublai Khan becoming and emperor of China and Great Khan actually the whole of Asia and most of Europe was subject to the Great Khan.
It is only because severe weather changes from 900AD until 1300AD had prevented this empire to include the American continent that this continent remained firmly established in an ancient order. But still the similarities of this order with the old order in the rest of the world remains too obvious to ignore.
Which means western Europe was isolated against the rest of the world and it should not be ignored that Batu Khan could have conquered it if he had wanted to do that.
There is probably only one thing, which has saved Europe from that fate:
The fact that Jochi's sons were treated inferior to the other sons of Genghis Khan and the firm belief in Jochi's heritage that in fact they were superior to them.
Jochi's sons had better connections and more cultural roots exactly because of the reason they were treated badly by the rest of the 'family-firm'. Jochi's genetic roots included the heritage of Byzantium as well as Genghis Khan!
One of the most important mistakes our historians make is to depict the clan of Jochi and Genghis Khan as Mongols. I agree with Fomenko's discovery that mongol really means great.
Place yourselves in the shoes of Batu Khan. Why conquer this last remnant of the world to be conquered and place it at the feet of his uncle? And become a Khanate amongst the Khanates?
|Family firm of Great Khan|
The other option would have been for Batu Khan to actually not conquer the rest of Europe, but model it after his own heritage and establish a superior culture?
And with the diplomacy of the European princes and the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Batu Khan was pushed in an entirely new direction, namely spiritual leadership of Europe.
Whereas Batu Khan would have thought he now had spiritual and political authority (by the way the names Peter and Batu are the same and both mean firm, strong, rock) in fact it set in motion a centuries long struggle between papacy and monarchy.
Another mistake historians make with regard to the Khans of the Horde is to depict them as savages and uncivilized as they did with the Vikings.
They were brutal and left not much choice:
Submit and co-operate or die!
But they had a talent of using and enhancing the skills and civilization of their subjects and hence brought with them things to Europe, which Europe hadn't seen before.
- Curia (government)
- Postal services
Europe didn't discover new building techniques after the cruscades through some accidental find by knight templars under some temple in Jeruzalem. They were - as previously the Vikings had done - brought by the Horde of Batu Khan.
|Old St. Nicolas Church|
|RC Nicolas Church|
Look at St. Nicholas church (right) in Amsterdam. The towers are Russian.
Although built later the Oude Kerk (above) in Amsterdam still is the oldest preserved building in Amsterdam and was dedicated to St. Nicolas in 1306 by Guy van Avesnes. St. Nicholas never did originate from Spain. He is a Russian Orthodox Saint!
Europe built - apart from Roman Viking churches - with wood at the time. Europe hardly had any cities of note. Batu Khan brought splendour with him and established the first Universities in Europe. These orders are now attributed to Innocent III.
For the new order of things a new language had to be invented to deal with all legal new words and entities. This was Latin. It is not a co-incidence that its structure is similar to Russian. But then you may well argue which one is first: the chicken or the egg?
And last but not least. The way of government was brought by Batu Khan also, because curia is the russian word kuren. It still is preserved in the way of government of the Vatican, really only established in Italy after the period of Avignon.
To communicate in such a wide empire a form of postal services was developed. In those days a letter would travel 200km per day. For this reason most Euopean capital cities form concentric circles 200km apart and the epicentre of these circles?
This world-wide empire though was short-lived. Through internal struggle and the struggle between the sons of Jochi and the rest of the great Khanate the empire would fall apart in different sections.
And that's the final mistake our historians make. The reformation is not a phenomenon which appeared in Europe only. At that time the whole world fell apart politically and religiously. The eastern world fell apart in Orthodox (nestorian) Christian, Muslim and Buddhism factions. The western world in Protestantism and Catholicism.
It all happened at the same time and for the same reasons. But still even Catholicism, but also Islam and the Jewish religion at the time were far from what they would develop into during the 17th century. For which reason the muslims in this period of time really were just another form of the Nestorian creeds in the east.
That being the case Europe was confronted with an excellent opportunity! Since the weather had blocked out the Americans from the great Khanate, Europe now saw a chance at paving its way to a superior place in the world.
Isolated through the falling apart of the great empire Europe now started with the discovery of America. And at that with a complete rewrite of its own version of history.