It is without a doubt that the Mongols were a barbaric group of people whose legacy for being brutal and murdering millions is still alive and very well known today. But what we don't consider often enough is their reasons for acting this way towards outsiders from their own group. The reason for this was because from the beginnings the Mongol people were nomads. Being a nomadic civilization required one to compete for livestock and pasture land with other tribes. This does not excuse the Mongolians for the horrible acts committed but we need to consider their reasons behind their brutality. Nomadic customs and competions led to the ingraining of hostility in their society. If you look at Genghis Khan’s past you can see that his way of being started to form once his father was murdered by a member of a neighboring tribe. And once he became leader what he knew, which was …show more content…
The document shows a scene from a Persian manuscript called “The Shah Namah” from the year 1300. There are Persians being executed by many horrifying different ways. Soldiers are being hanged, and being buried alive and while being upside down. Aside from being horrifying executioners their battle tactics also infused terror in to the enemy. “They make a strong attack with engines (catapults for slinging large stones) and arrows and they do not leave off fighting by day or night, so that those inside the fortress get no sleep; the Tartars however get some rest…’’(document D). John of Plano Carpini wrote this in 1955. It is titled History of the Mongols. What Carpini was trying to communicate to the reader was that the Mongols not only slaughtered but they also implanted terror during their attacks before the killing took place. The Mongolian army also burned down the people’s cities with fat of the victims. Causing inextinguishable fires that made the killings faster and more
The Mongol empire accomplished the great feat of being the largest empire ever created. To put in into better perspective, it was larger than Alexander the Great and Tamerlane’s empires combined (Document 1)! However, the Mongols are also known for being brutal, killing more than 5 million people (Document 4). Several important laws and neighborly customs observed in today's society were first introduced by the visionary Mongols. It seems effortless to group the Mongols in the simple category of "blood-thirsty barbarians," but their accomplishments cannot go unacknowledged and
They believe that if their warriors flee in battle they will be slaughtered if they return, and if someone from your group runs off and you don't bring them back you will be killed as well. Also when the barbarians storm a city they choose who they want to capture and take as slaves and artisans. The people who are not taken are killed with an axe (Doc 3). The Mongols were willing to kill many of their own men just to prove their power and set an example for other warriors thinking of doing the same. Document 2 and 3 show how The Mongols enforced strict military laws and customs.
How Barbaric were the “Barbarians”? The Mongols were nomadic people who lived off of meat, horse hide, and milk. Genghis Khan’s leadership was the awakening of the Mongol success. Under the guidance of the Great Khan, the Mongol empire thrived and expanded.
How Barbaric were the Barbarians? The Mongols were a barbaric peoples that reigned with cruelty. They displayed their barbaric tendencies showed through in their invasion and destruction of Nishapur, Persia, their methods of execution, and their rules. Throughout all these events and topics, the Mongols show an extreme level of cruelty, shown by no other before them.
Many people including kids, fathers, mothers, priest, and many more lives were lost, due to the mongols need for war. The mongols would also shoot their own dead using catapults. Because of this the plague known as the Black Death started to spread to the rest of Europe. The christian were not as bad, sure they would kill and rape like the mongols did, but they did not take it to the extremes of the mongols.
Although many consider their plunders as negative influences on the world and the people they conquered, most historians should honor the positive accomplishments of the Mongols, the reinvigoration of the Silk Road and a global interconnection, as it will continue to impact world history for several years to
This displays the Mongol characteristic of adaptation and acceptance towards new cultures and ideas, implementing diversity. When the Mongols conquered most of Asia, including China and Persia, they also gained control of the continental caravan routes, which were essential to their lucrative commerce(Document J). It is a misconception that the Mongols, a successful empire that excelled in it varied commerce and trade, was barbaric due to the mature level of tolerance required for peaceful public
Being savagely cruel and exceedingly brutal is called being barbaric. In the 13th century, Mongols had experienced many places around the Silkroad. Like the following Mongolia, China, and Persia. Mongols originate from Mongolia from there they expand their territory outward. Which leads to the following statement the Mongols were simply looking for wealth not to just be savage to the neighboring civilizations.
The Mongols Intro The Mongols have made a negative impact to all of us in one way or another. Some ways worse than others. Some of the things Genghis Khan has done may be cruel and wrong, but was what he had to do to be a great leader. The Mongolians ruled from 1260 to 1368 C.E, they were located in Mongolia, in the Northern China area.
Mongol armies tore through most of the ancient world throughout the 13th century. Pillaging and plundering every nation in their path, the Mongols left an impressive wake of destruction and death. The Mongols shook the world with the impact of their conquests, but not of their influence was negative. Overall the Mongols brought much needed change in politics and commerce to both China and the Middle East.
The Mongols exploited everyone, even women and children, for their own advantage, often using forced labor. Those who resisted Khan’s reign were often enslaved, imprisoned, or killed. (I think that being killed for resisting was a little too much.) Many people were killed during the era of the Mongols.