FORGING AN EMPIRE
The taught tough the conditions tribesmen hunting, of the Mongolian horsemanship steppe and had hardiness, but under Genghis Khan, they became a highly trained and disciplined force, capable of unprecedented mobility and crushing substantially larger enemies. By the time of his death, the army had swept across Eurasia and the empire only grew under his successors. It did not last, however. The empire fractured during the late 13th century, and, in 1368, the Ming Dynasty took control of China.