Tartars or Tatars were nomadic hordes from Central Asia, who, largely under Mongol leadership, overran large parts of Asia and Eastern Europe in the thirteenth century. Their Golden Horde Empire penetrated as far east as Silesia (East Germany) and Hungary. They slaughtered their opponents and lived off the land for more than a century until crushed (1395) by another conqueror, Tamerlane (1336?-1405). Many remained in Siberia, Southern Russia and Turkey.
- Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-08-24.