The Mongols period (1206-1368) was a horrific time but also somewhat peaceful. The Mongols invaded the largest land empire in “human history”. The Empire fell most times after two hundred after being built. The Mongols changed history greatly. They had many positive and negative on the empire.
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.
The Mongol Empire had created a single economic and cultural world system. In 13 century, the the Mongols had seized nearly the whole Eastern Europe, including now Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. Scholars regard the Mongol conquest as one of the most deadliest invasions in human history. The Mongols also called the Tatars, which means Hell in Roman. Historian Brian Landers stated in his book that "The Mongols brought terror to Europe on a scale not seen again until the twentieth century."
In 1368 the Chinese were temporarily overthrown by the Mongols. The Mongols were just another nomadic tribe. They were quit brutal though. And because of this, many believe that this was the reason the Yuan dynasty fell.
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.
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.
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 have done many things to impact the future of Asia and the world. Whether they had a positive or negative. The mongols had a positive on the world they were able to impact the world in more ways that one. The Mongols conquered miles of land,developed war tactics and their way of life day in and day out The Mongols were able to conquer vast areas of land through the 13th century.
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.
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.
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.
The Great Wall:Did the benefits outweigh the costs? “The great wall is also known as the longest graveyard. ”Emperor Qin had believed China needed more protection so he built a great wall,which was finished being built by several dynasty’s to pass. Despite the losses of the workers lives the great wall benefited China by providing protection,glorifying China, and helped the trading system.
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.