Timo Schmitz: “An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 3 – New dynasties, new conflicts. Tibet between 1346 and 1642” (2015) [PDF]

In 1346, Changchub Gyaltsen started a revolt against the Mongolians, leading to the establishment of the Phagmodrupa dynasty (1346/54-1642) in Central Tibet. In West Tibet several kingdoms existed, as well as in Kham. Amdo was reigned by the Chinese Ming-Dynasty and later recaptured by the Mongolians. In Central Tibet, there would soon be a split and the Rinpungpa dynasty (1435-1565) and the following Tsangpa dynasty (1565-1642) competed with the Phagmodrupa dynasty.

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An Overview of Tibetan History Part 3

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Timo Schmitz: “An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 2 – the Mongolian Conquest and the Sakya Dynasty” (2015) [PDF]

This article deals with the Mongol conquest of Tibet at around 1240, and the incorporation into the Chinese Yuan Dynasty in 1271. This section of Tibetan history is also called “Sakya Dynasty”, since the Sakya Lamas received a special autonomy.

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An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 2: Mongolian Conquest and Sakya Dynasty