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Yamada Nakaba. Ghenkō: the Mongol invasion of Japan

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Yamada Nakaba. Ghenkō: the Mongol invasion of Japan
London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1916. — [xxii], 277 p., with illustrations and maps.
"Ghenkō," as the Japanese call "the Mongol invasion" — a momentous national event which occurred in the last two decades of the thirteenth century — is, in my opinion, one of the most important facts which should be known by our friends who take an interest in the evolution of the Japanese power. For Japan is not a nation which became a world power simply because of the victories won in the Chino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars, but because of the superior spirit that has existed in the heart of the nation from earliest times. Every historian knows what a powerful empire the Mongols founded in the thirteenth century, and with what pomp they ruled the world they conquered. Almost all the kings of Asia, and even the sovereigns of Europe, trembled on their thrones when the blood-red flag of the Mongols appeared, and were compelled to do homage to the great khans of the Mongol empire, whose dominion extended over the vast territory from the Yellow Sea to the banks of the Danube. Although assailed by the victorious armies of the world-conquerors, Japan, singularly, was the only country which even the might of Kublai failed to subdue.
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