Golden Horde noun
: a body of Mongols that overran eastern Europe in the 13th century and dominated Russia until 1486
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Golden Horde geographical name
region comprising most of what is now Russia in Europe; formed W part of Mongol Empire from mid 13th to end of 14th century
Golden Horde noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Russian designation for the western part of the Mongol empire. The Golden Horde flourished from the mid-13th century to the end of the 14th century. The name is traditionally said to derive from the golden tent of Batu, a grandson of Genghis Khan, who expanded the domain of the Golden Horde in a series of brilliant campaigns that included the sacking and burning of Kiev in 1240. At its peak, its territory included most of European Russia. The outbreak of the Black Death in 1346 marked the beginning of its disintegration; in the 15th century it broke into several smaller khanates.
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