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  Our Capital, Our History, BEIJING - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Khanbaliq was situated north of modern central Beijing.
Khanbaliq (Dadu/Beijing) was the center of governmental and military control over this vast empire.
At one point, Kublai was advised by his astrologer that Khanbaliq had been the birthplace of countless rebels.
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Presiding over it in the Chinese city of Khanbaliq, present day Beijing, was Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai, while Persia was ruled from Tabriz by the latter’s grandnephew Arghun.
Thus it was that Giovanni found himself in the spring of 1291 in Tabriz, and about to embark on the long journey through India to Kublai’s court.
As Giovanni himself wrote later from Khanbaliq - I proceeded on my further journey and made my way to Cathay, the realm of the Emperor of the Tatars who is called the Grand Khan.
www.andrewglockhart.co.uk /giovanni.html   (914 words)

Khanbaliq was the Mongolian capital of China built by Kublai Khan when he moved the seat of his government from Kharakhorum.
The new city was christened Khanbaliq, later known to the Chinese as Dai-du (Great Capital).
It was as Khanbaliq that Beijing really began to make an impact on history.
www.ancientsites.com /aw/Places/Place/335298   (648 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
He began his drive against the Southern Song, establishing, in 1271 — eight years prior to Southern conquest — the first non-Han dynasty to rule all of the Middle Kingdom: the Yuan Dynasty.
In 1272, Khanbaliq officially became the capital of the Yuan Dynasty.
During his lifetime, Kublai developed the new capital of the Yuan, Khanbaliq, building the elaborate Forbidden City.
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 The Church of the East
The growing importance of Christians in the area was such that a metropolitan had been appointed for Khanbaliq in 1248.
Their journey took them from Khanbaliq via Tangut (in modern-day Tibet and Gansu), Khotan, Kashgar and Tus (near Nishapur, Iran) to Azerbaijan, where the patriarch was at the time.
Upon their arrival in 1279, they learned that the road to Jerusalem was not safe, so they stayed in the Mongol realm and Markos was made metropolitan of China by the Catholicos, Denha I. Two years later, the Catholicos died and Markos was elected as the Nestorian Patriarch, adopting the title Yaballaha III (1281-1317).
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 worlds together worlds apart. Chapter 5. Global Connections & Disconnections
He rebuilt the city, calling it Khanbaliq, along the lines of early imperial Chinese capitals.
Following the classical ideal of a capital city, Khanbaliq was laid out on strict north-south and east-west axes.
It was surrounded by high walls, and the inner part of the city housed the emperor and his court.
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 Yuan Dynasty Summary
He began his reign with great aspirations and self-confidence — in 1264 he decided to completely rebuild the city of Khanbaliq (Dàdū 大都, present-day Beijing) as his new capital.
In 1272, Khanbaliq officially became the captial of the Yuan Dynasty.
During his lifetime, Kublai developed the new Mongol capital, Khanbaliq, building the elaborate Forbidden City.
www.bookrags.com /Yuan_Dynasty   (3173 words)

 John of Monte Corvino: Letter from China
I have built a church in the city of Khanbaliq [modern Beijing], in which the king has his chief residence.
As far as I ever saw or heard tell, I do not believe that any king or prince in the world can be compared to his majesty the khan in respect of the extent of his dominions, the vastness of their population, or the amount of his wealth.
Dated at the city of Khanbaliq in the kingdom of Cathay, in the year of the Lord 1305, and on the 8th day of January.
www.thenagain.info /Classes/Sources/MonteCorvino.html   (1362 words)

 11. Emperor of China
In 1267 CE, Khubilai began work on a new capitol, the place he chose this time was more central than Shang-tu, he called the city Chung-tu (Central capitol), which was the contemporary name for Beijing, it was later renamed to Dai-du (Great capitol).
The city was also known as Khanbaliq (The City of the Khan), Marco Polo called it Cambaluc (Same meaning but in Turkish).
The capitol was mostly known as Khanbaliq around Asia and even in Europe.
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 Sokol Tours: Destinations: China: Beijing
From the ashes emerged Dadu (Great Capital), alias Khanbaliq, the Khan’s town.
By 1279 Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai had made himself ruler of most of Asia, and Khanbaliq was his capital.
Today, with a total area of 16,800 sq km, Beijing is roughly the size of Belgium.
www.sokoltours.com /destination.phtml?m=162   (248 words)

 Mongol Religions | Encyclopedia of Religion
This nourished contemporary Western beliefs that located the realm of the fabulous Prester John in their territory.
Later conversions of Mongols by Catholics even led to the foundation of a bishopric in Khanbaliq (Beijing), but this development was short-lived.
Renewed Christian missionary attempts in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have again failed to leave recognizable traces in Mongol popular religions.
www.bookrags.com /research/mongol-religions-eorl-09   (450 words)

 The Shire of Vanished Wood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
During this period the most striking efforts to convert the Mongols to Christianity are exemplified by the heroic careers of John of Monte Corvino and his worthy contemporary Odoric of Pordenone, whose lives and activities are landmarks in Far Eastern missionary history.
Settled at Khanbaliq after extensive peregrina tions in Asia, John of Monte Corvino became the original founder of the Catholic church in Cathay.
It was probably in the second decade of the century that Odoric joined him at Khanbaliq after one of the longest journeys on record in the Middle Ages.
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 The Mariners' Museum | EXPLORATION through the AGES
Eventually, in 1264, Nicolo and Maffio were sent by Ilkhan Hulagu of Bukhara (one of the minor Khans of the Mongolian Empire) on a mission to visit his brother Kublai, the Great Khan.
After traveling for two years, they finally reached Khanbaliq (modern-day Beijing).
The Polos were sent back from the Khan with a Mongolian ambassador, Koeketei.
www.mariner.org /exploration/index.php?type=explorer&id=18   (276 words)

 beijing history--china   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This site is known as Cambuluc in Marco Polo's accounts.
The decision of the Khan greatly enhanced the status of a city that had been situated on the northern fringe of China proper.
It centred on what is now the northern stretch of the 2nd Ring Road, and stretched northwards to between the 3rd and 4th Ring Roads.
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 Beijing - The Northern Capital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Under the rule of the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan in the 13
century, it was known as Khanbaliq, the city of Khan.
The city did not receive its typical form which still survives today, until the rule of the Ming dynasty.
www.regit.com /regitour/china/intplace/beijing.htm   (1031 words)

 From Gutenberg to the Internet: Timeline 1250 to 1299   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The father and uncle of Marco Polo, are among the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China.
In 1266 the Polos reach the seat of the Grand Khan in the Mongol capital Khanbaliq, now known as Beijing.
Marco Polo, who will write the famous account of their travels, does not accompany them on this expedition.
www.historyofmedicine.com /G2I/docs/timeline/timeline_1250_1299.shtml   (2068 words)

 Teens@Random--Search | World History Biographies: Marco Polo by Nick McCarty
The father's tales of the court of the Kublai Khan in China ignited a lifelong passion for adventure in the son.
The Polos set out for China in 1271, traveling through the Middle East, across the Gobi Desert, to Khanbaliq in China.
Kublai Khan took a great liking to Marco Polo, employing him as a spy throughout his vast empire.
www.randomhouse.com /teens/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=0792258940   (172 words)

 Croatian tourist magazine - Reports - Croatica.net
They traveled across Asia Minor, along the southern shores of the Black Sea, through contemporary Turkey toward the Ararat Mountain - the same mountain where, according to the Bible, Noah was grounded after the Flood.
They continued through Armenia and Georgia, through Samarkand and Taškenta to Khanbaliq - contemporary Beijing.
At that time, China was reined by the mighty Mongolians who built for their Chans the enormous palace of Khanbaliq - "The Great Residence o f the Chan".
www.croatica.net /en/magazin/reportaze/default.asp?id=8&arhiva=true   (1076 words)

 [Goanet] Latin Church in India: Another myth of Portuguese first?
The Papacy took this opportunity to establish diplomatic links with the great Khan (Mongol) as a strategy of crusades to win ally on the rear.
The archdiocese of Khanbaliq was established on this occasion.
John de Monte Corvino, Jordan Catalani de Severac, Odoric Pordenone, John of Marignoli from Florence are the best known missionary figures in this venture.
www.mail-archive.com /goanet@goacom.com/msg02405.html   (349 words)

In 1260, Kublai Khan, a grandson of Genghis, became Great Khan.
By 1267 he relocated his capital from Mongolia to Khanbaliq (Beijing) in northern China, and in 1271 he adopted a Chinese dynastic name, the Yuan.
Kublai Khan had decided to become the emperor of China and start a new dynasty; within a few short years, the Mongols had conquered all of southern China.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Places/Place/325082   (307 words)

 swuklink: Searchable Time-Line     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Beijing captured by the Mongols under Gengis Khan who establishes the Yuan Dynasty in China
Kublai Khan, supreme leader of the Mongol Empire, moves the empire's capital from Karakorum in Mongolia to the Chinese city of Khanbaliq (modern Beijing)
Construction of the "Grand Capital" in Khanbaliq (present-day Beijing) by Kublai Khan, having moved the capital of the Mongol Empire there in 1264
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Cependant, sa dépendance hiérarchique vis-à-vis de Khanbaliq ne fut jamais officiellement levée, et ce jusqu’à ce qu’elle perde son sens avec la disparition du siège de Khanbaliq au XV e
Pour les souverains de la Horde d’Or, les relations avec l’Occident latin n’étaient qu’un problème parmi d’autres (pour ne pas parler des Mongols de Khanbaliq), et en tout état de cause, l’attrait culturel de l’Occident était quasi-nul.
La création d’une carte religieuse qui s’étend jusqu’à Khanbaliq, et d’un archevêché dans cette ville pour sa communauté chrétienne bien réelle, mais de faible ampleur
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 Amazon.com: "Bar Sauma": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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era of Catholicos Yahballaha III (1281-1317) Two representatives of the Church of the East in China achieved great renown: Rabban Bar Sauma (t 1294) of Khanbaliq (Peking)...
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Zhongdu was raised by the mongols in 1215.
In 1260, The Mongol leader Kublai Khan moved his capital from Karakorum to Zhongdu and rebuilt the city naming it Khanbaliq or Dadu.
The first Ming emperor, in 1368, chose to move the capital to Nanjing.
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