Although Genghis Khan died in 1227, his name is well remembered — either as a brutal conqueror or a revered figure. What he is universally credited with, however, is the massive expansion of the Mongol empire, which came to encompass much of Eurasia. In an ode to the nomads of the region, Australian adventurer Tim Cope retraced Khan’s 6,000-mile trek on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary. It was a three-year endeavor that took him across wolf-infested plateaus, the bone-chilling Eurasian steppe, and blistering deserts. Santa Barbarans can hear firsthand about his experience when Cope comes to town with his multimedia presentation of his harrowing expedition, On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads. Monday, November 18, 8 p.m., UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Cost: $15 (general), $10 (students). For more information, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
In an ode to the nomads of the region, Australian adventurer Tim Cope retraces Khan’s 6,000-mile trek on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary.
On the Trail of Genghis Khan
Retracing the Path of the Conqueror