Sentences with «yoke»

« To this day, the period of Mongol rule is often taught in Russia as the period of the 'Tatar yoke', when any hope of progress for Russia was suspended for centuries while the rest of Europe advanced; while this may be a bit of an exaggeration, it still has a kernel of truth. »
« The period of Mongol rule is still known as the "Mongol yoke" in Russian history, meaning a period when the Russian people were used as beasts of burden and sources of wealth by their Mongol overlords, like animals harnessed to ploughs. »
« Russia came out of the "Mongol yoke" thanks to the efforts of the Grand Prince of the city of Moscow, Ivan III (r. 1462 - 1505) and his grandson Ivan IV - "the Terrible" (r. 1533 - 1584). »
« At last they climbed the summit and entered Nepal. For the first time in their lives they were free of the Chinese yoke, but they were still in danger: they knew that if the Nepalese police caught them, they could be deported for a reward. »
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