The Mongols dominated into many different parts different around the world from between 1206- 1368. They spread from Eastern Europe to the Sea of Japan and were dominate with their military. They had many skilled archers and horseman to help in battle. They were very respectful of other dynasties beliefs through them mixing different cultures together, which is called cultural diffusion. The Mongols overall were very barbaric, but many would say that the Mongols wouldn't be barbaric because the woman did everything the men did.
Barbarians have an impressive history despite the bloodshed left in their wake. They somehow went from a lone, nomadic clan to an allegiance of clans who conquered Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe in a very short amount of time. The Barbarians success was probably a result of their strategy and preparedness in war. First they had a specific chain of command for their army and a strategy for attacking that would make their numbers seem larger and surround their adversaries. Furthermore, they would not allow their adversary to rest while fighting and instead took turns to wear them out.
The Mongols were a ruthless, controlling power in Asia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries with a gargantuan empire that expanded across essentially the entire continent. The impact of their rule formed a lasting impact on states centuries after its collapse in 1368. Mongol conquest of the Song dynasty involving cutting of and methods of ruling such as keeping traditions of Confucianism and squandering money greatly influenced China and the Ming dynasty culturally, demographically, politically and economically. This state was united by a simple tribesman among the steppe named Temujin. After his father was poisoned by political enemies, he began developing a personal following, which quickly expanded over numerous rival tribes.
As a nomadic people, travel was highly encouraged by the Mongols during their reign, as it was necessary in order to facilitate trade. The Mongols sought to expand their influence as a means to benefit from the activities of sedentary societies, specifically from peasants and merchants. Additionally, the Mongols’ leader, Chenggis Khan, sought to “bring the world under one sword,"
Many people think Khan was just a brutal warrior. While a lot of the things he did were awful, he actually welcomed a wide range of people and their beliefs., “In ruling over his empire, he exhibited an unusual tolerance of such differences for his era, yet his forces killed millions of people” (Behnke p. 6). He probably did this because he needed to build a huge army of warriors. Khan’s empire started in Mongolia, which resided in east central Asia, north of China and south of Russia. Khan’s home, way of life and entire culture were different than mine and most of the rest of the students in our class, “Among the Mongols themselves were many
They were experts at horseback riding, as it was taught from a young age. They traded with settled societies for products they could not obtain from their horses. Even though the Mongols were just pastoralists, they were feared by many since they were skilled at fighting while riding their horses and had great military tactics, which led them to prey on weak cities. The Mongols were able to rule Eurasia because they were skilled at archery while on horseback and in every other aspect of warfare. This impacted all of Eurasia by increasing commerce/communication and assisting the spread of the Black Death.
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. In contrast, to typical beliefs as what a barbarian fighting force contains, the Mongols had an efficiently trained, througholloy organized military, skilled in military tactics.
This is (important/interesting/relevant) because When the Crusaders returned they Europe they had brought back spices, sugar, and silk; many nobles and merchants enjoyed the new products and wanted more of them Document 2 states that Merchants in Venice and other northern Italian cities built large fleets to carry crusaders to the Holy Land. And later used those fleets to open new markets in the Crusaders’
As well as silk, gunpowder and paper was also a huge deal on the culture back then, these products were also invented by the Chinese during the times of Han Dynasty. The demand of silk was especially high in Rome, Greece and Egypt. Except of products like silk and spices, the exchange of religion, culture, art, language, science, philosophy and architecture, was also greatly valued. The end of the silk road forced traders to take the sea in order for their business to keep going. This started the Age of Discovery (1453-1660 CE), which was the beginning of a global community.
Silk Road and the art of China Introduction The silk road was an ancient trade route which was stretching from Japan and connected East Asia and Europe. The trade route was named after the trade of silk and horses, which was begun in the Han (207 BCE – 220 CE) dynasty. The Han dynasty took great interest keeping the trade route safe, expanding the Great Wall to protect their goods and traders. The trade played a significant role in the development of Chinese, Gogureyo (Korean) kingdom, Japan, India, Persia, Europe civilization. Other than silk, goods, philosophy, and technology also traded, playing a great role in the development of civilizations.