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.
During the 13th century, a group of pastoralists would band up to form The Mongol Empire. The Mongols were based in Central Asia and spread fear all over by overwhelming their enemies. They would conquer enough to be the largest empire known to mad. However, despite the evidence that suggests the mongols were vicious, they should be seen as civilized due to having a structured military, having exceptional infrastructure, and having a law system. Before mentioning their civility, the mongols were definitely brutal.
How Barbaric were the Barbarians? The Mongols were a powerful people from what is now present day Mongolia, however what they are most notable for their horrifically violent military campaigns. During the time of the Mongol empire from 1206 to 1364 c.a., they committed many atrocities actions and throughout history they have been accused of being barbarians. However, despite their actions the Mongols were not barbarians as they exhibited an organized military, and advanced culture organized by a well developed system of laws.
Genghis Khan ambles through the streets of peaceful Karakorum, greeting all his steadfast warriors. Among the Mongols are thousands of Chinese, Russians, Polish, Hungarians, and many more flooding the streets. Ordinarily, all of these people are going somewhere: to the glorious temples, the bustling markets, or to the distinguished Genghis Khan walking through his empire. The Mongol Empire, built with Genghis 's own blood, sweat, and unyielding perseverance, was what he dreamed the world could be, what he believed it would be. Genghis Khan led the Mongols not just to victory but assisted in the development of our world today.
Alex Edwards Block 7 4/4/15 Mongols A group of nomadic tribes in the Mongolian steppes become a strong barbaric power under the unification of one powerful leader. This group lead the conquests to create the largest land empire. The empire split into four Khanates permanently forging the modern political environment of today. The vast size doomed it to fragmentation.
If Mongol khan Ogedei had not died I don’t see the Mongolians defeating Western Europe. The only way I see a defeat is if the Mongols established vassal states with other European countries. Western Europe had castles and fortresses to their advantage and the terrain was vastly different from the steppes of Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia. Although, one of the great strengths of the Mongolians were their “adaptability to local conditions” (textbook, pg 259). The invasion of Poland in 1241 “the battle of Liegnitz” (textbook, 256) was far from the rolling steppes of Central Asia.
The Mongols, a native asian tribe, eight hundred years ago conquered much of the known world. Said tribe originated from the grasslands of central asia and went on to become one of the most successful and most conversed about castes in history. The story of the mongols, however, is one that is quite difficult to tell. The Mongols were an illiterate clan, making it close to impossible to receive a message in full context, much like the telephone game nowadays were a message is spread through many individuals until reaching the final destination. For hundreds of years the Mongols have been a center of debate for many history related discussions, though the common conclusion is yes, the mongols were a barbaric tribe, that’s not really the case, and it’s backed by facts.
When the Yuan dynasty ruled China, the Mongols controlled land that included their homeland to the north. Through trade routes they were connected to the rest of the Mongol empires that lay to the west and to the Middle East and Europe. Since the Mongols and their allies ruled most of central Asia, they had little need to reinforce their defenses and did little to maintain the Great Wall. The early Ming emperors pushed the Mongols and other nomadic tribes north and secured their borders.
Strength, ruthless, fearless, these words can describe the Mongol Empire. They put a mark on history which shaped the whole basis of interaction between civilizations. One expedition is the Sack of Baghdad. The Mongol sack of Baghdad of 1258 is a turning point in world history because it destroyed the Islamic Golden Age by destroying their society, killing their citizens and their knowledge.
The Mongols were a clan of people who showed their barbarism through inflicting ruthless fear tactics, killing hundred thousands of people, and living by a set of uncivilized rules and barbarous body of laws. Mongols had countless ways of forcing fear not only on their enemies but among their own people as well. The Mongols number one method in ensuring that their people will stay in line is by threatening death upon them. If a few, in battle, flee from the enemy the entire group gets killed, unless they return back and in this case only the ones who originally fled are killed. If one or two from a group goes bravely towards the enemy, and others don’t follow, they are killed.
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.
The Mongols were a violent group of people. They raided, killed and slaughtered many villages and kingdoms. Many lives were lost by the hand of Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan was not very negotiable but was at times. Below are written about how brutal Genghis Khan was.