In history, a frequent topic of debate is the legacy that the Mongol Empire left behind. It can easily be argued that they were nothing but murderous barbarians, a monotonous war machine. This is proven by the fact that they used biological warfare at the Siege of Caffa in 1346. The Mongols catapulted disease ridden corpses into the city of Caffa to spread the Black Plague into the city.(Wheelis) They also killed millions in the cities and towns that they raided(Rummel). The Mongols were guilty of crimes against humanity as they encouraged the spread of the Black Plague and slaughtered millions of innocent people in their military campaigns.
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. Moreover, the Mongols were a civilized nation because of the peaceful reign called Pax Mongolica, Khan 's religious tolerance, and their ingenious
Trade of religion also occurred the spread of Buddhism to the west and hristianity to china. The silk road and trade flourished under the Pax Mongolia or Mongolian peace .
The Mongols were a group of nomadic people that had a far from good reputation. Eight centuries ago the Mongols conquered much of the known world led by Genghis Khan. Their violent and rash actions got them the name ¨Barbarians¨, which was a term referring to people who were beyond reach of humanity, people who were evil or savage. The Mongols committed many barbaric crimes and they are shown through places they passed through, Genghis Khan, and their beliefs.
The Mongolians are invariably associated with tales of bloodshed, death, and destruction. Their famed leader Genghis Khan, rose from poverty and united the Mongol tribes under him. He was a strong political and military leader who made advancements in the Mongol government and made many significant improvements to the administration system. For example, he created the Yassa, expanded the Silk Road and emphasized the importance of respect and loyalty. Genghis is most noted for conquering the most territory than any other single commander in the history of the world (Biography.com Editors, 2014). Genghis’ grandson, Kublai, also played a large role in the Mongol empire. He continued to expand the Silk Road, introduced paper money, and conquered the Song (Biography.com Editors, 2015). Through his actions, he was able to become the first
The Mongols were a fierce people highly capable and unafraid of using violence to accomplish their goals. However, they were highly organized and advanced in their fighting capabilities and after the conquest was complete they practiced tolerance. This is similar to other persons or groups in history such as Alexander the Great, the Romans, and the Muslims, who all practiced tolerance and had highly capable military powers who used advanced tactics. The era of the Mongols has important value in history. During Pax Mongolica the world saw an increase in trade and peace accompanied by a decrease in crime. This could not have occured in the Mongols were
In order for a group to succeed, it needs to grow. The Mongols wanted to be successful so they did what they needed to do. They conquered. In order to do this, Mongols did indeed have to continue to slaughter people because they weren’t just gonna give over their land. Document 3 states, “They come out to them they seek out the artificers (artisans) among them and keep these, but the others, with the exception of those they wish to have as slaves, they kill with the axe….” (DOC 3). This shows as they did conquer this land, they did still spare the lives of some of their enemies.
Upon conquering those in foreign lands, the Mongols treated the people without dignity or respect of any kind. It seemed that they had a disregard for human life with the people were alien to them and discriminated against them whilst in the peoples’ native land. Once conquered the peoples’ lifestyles were ripped from them, even including the elites. 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.
The Mongols who are they and were they barbaric? The mongols was a small clan until they came to one leadership whom being named genghis Khan. He who lead the mongols to a world of conquering and success. The mongols were barbaric empire. They way they kept soldiers fighting is cruel, they way they killed people from other empires is not necessary, and the way they got married depending on the situation is unfair.
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 reached broad extents of land, having four Khanates in Russia, Persia, Central Asia, and China, creating contacts with other parts of the known world(Document A). Because of this, public relations associating trade and commerce were set in motion. The Mongols traded among Asia and Europe for centuries during their establishment, and it was what initially led them to subdue China(Document I). While it is recognizable that the conquest of China was through terrorism, attaining that area opened numerous doors for commerce. As China was a treasure to travelers such as Marco Polo, the Great Khan Kubilai welcomed the traveler to bring Christians with him(Document H). 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
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. However, they used psychological warfare and they destroyed entire cities, which heavily outweighs why they wouldn't be barbaric.
It’s no secret that continents do not become what they are out of nowhere. Something has to happen to make things what they are. In Europe, two prominent groups involved in shaping its history are the Crusades and the Mongols. The primary goal of the Crusades, or Holy Wars, was to reclaim the Holy Land. The Mongols goal was similar, they wanted to expand their empire. While both groups brought about change, the lasting impact has varied greatly. The Mongols brought destruction in unprecedented numbers, but the positive impacts are what can be seen today. The results of the Crusades are mixed because not only were they unable to reclaim Jerusalem, but many innocent people were killed. The question is simple: which group had the longest lasting impact on Europe?
The Mongols had a positive effect on the world because of their trade fighting tactics and inventions. Genghis Khan was a good and brave ruler he had a powerful empire with good generals to lead his armies into battle. One of the negatives are that he would kill and slaughter entire villages to take their land and he would save women and children
Question: Who were the Mongols? What accounted for the formation and rapid expansion of the Mongol empire in Eurasia (c. 1200-1400 CE)?