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Kublai Khan: Cosmopolitan Conqueror

Series 1 - Episode 7 Kublai Khan: Cosmopolitan Conqueror



He was the man with a pleasure dome, according to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, but in reality Kublai Khan didn't have so much time for pleasure. He was too busy running one of the most complex and cosmopolitan empires on Earth. Rana Mitter profiles the Mongol head of a dynasty that both occupied China and connected it to a wider world.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Rana Mitter
Producer Ben Crighton