The Travels of Marco Polo - Northern Regions and Tartar Wars Summary & Analysis

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Northern Regions and Tartar Wars Summary and Analysis

Although a king of Turkestan, Kaidu is the nephew of the Great Khan and is always at war with him. Turkestan is northwest of Hormuz and extends to the north as far as the Great Khan's territory. Kaidu wants more land from the Great Khan but refuses to visit him for fear of his life. They quarrel and fight many battles about his territory. Despite many attacks and border invasions by Kaidu, the Great Khan does not retaliate against his nephew. Kaidu's daughter is named Aiyaruk. She will not marry a man she can wrestle to the ground. If she wins he must add 100 or 1,000 horses to her stable of 10,000. She remains undefeated and unmarried. Kaidu relies on her to capture enemy knights in many battles. Another nephew named Arghun prepares to battle...

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