In the thirteenth century, the Mongols were a mighty military force, ruthlessly defeating and plundering their enemies. Despite their conquests, they were remarkably open minded towards religion. How did they show this?

Answer: Unlike nearly all contemporary powers, they accepted religious experts from all the lands they encountered. Kublai Khan for instance, welcomed Buddhist, Daoist, Islamic and Christian experts to his court, and gave tax exemptions to clerics of all religions.

Source: East Asia – A Cultural, Social and Political history by Patricia Buckley

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