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The eurocentrism lives on in this counternarrative if the importance of the Mongols is in their effect on Europe.

I also think questions on the form of "why did Europe conquer the world?" are getting outdated, even if their purpose is to counter older racist answers. The question should be "why did Europe for a while dominate the world?". In that it becomes similar to questions about the rise and fall of other empires and takes away the claim to uniqeuness.

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue May 14th, 2013 at 06:49:56 AM EST
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