AN İNVASION, A TRANSFORMATİON: EFFECT OF MONGOL İNVASİON ON CUMAN/KİPCHAKS
Mongols and Cuman/Kipchaks…Both of them are folks that made an impact on their era, and left a mark on the people they come across or were neighbour with, their culture. As is known, Cuman/Kipchaks political life ended because of Mongol invasion. İnfact, subject invasion movement that can be seen as a disaster at first sight, is a turning point for Cuman/Kipchaks like any other community While ending the Cuman/Kipchak political association or causing loss of geographical land with fertile lands and high trading profits is one dimension of the invasion, causing Cuman/Kipchaks playing a big role especially in Bulgarian and Hungarian land and evenplaying a part in military and governing positions of these countries is another dimension. İn this aspect, Mongol invasion in XIII. century is not to be seen as an end to Cuman/Kipchak history, but a rather turning point.
Mongol, Cuman/Kipchaks, İnvaion