The Mongols were easily one of the most dangerous and powerful empires in the 13th and 14th century. The Mongols were known for conquering most of the eastern empires of that time. Some may argue that the Mongols spread their culture and blended it with cultures across the eastern empires. The mongols did not desire to blend their culture and ideals with other empires but desired power and wealth and only what would benefit their own empire. The Mongols would take citizens from empires they conquered and recruit them into their army, make them slaves or require the citizens to pay tribute. This does not sound like the blending of cultures but the complete and utter enslavement of a group of people. The Mongols did not make attempts at furthering cultural advances, they had no interest in the
Genghis Khan is guilty due to his ruthless attitudes toward societies, his repulsive methods of murder, and the state in which they left conquered cities. He left traces of destruction wherever he went and was detrimental to the success of states during that time.
During the 13th century, much of the globe had been conquered by a small tribe from central Asia who later became known as the Mongols. These nomadic people did not show proof of bearing a language nor leave behind much written materials thus, making it more difficult to be accurately analyzed. However, the Mongols left a rather overbearing mark on the world with an evil and savage reputation. These central Asian “Barbarians” lead massive conquests, seizing millions of square miles of land, attained an eminently forceful military, contained various tenacious, respected leaders, yet despite having a bad reputation, handled establishing a prosperous empire.
During the thirteenth century much of the known world was conquered by people from a small tribe in Central Asia. These people became known as the mongols. They operated on the backs of horses and even used siege weapons. Some of the people that came across the MOngols called the barbarians. These were people that were savage and evil. The reason for this is because the Mongols were taking over the land of all the people unexpectedly. They were looting and pillaging anywhere that they could and they didn't care who they ended up hurting. When they went into battle the Mongol army would also rape the women that they found in the certain villages that they went to. Even with all this happening they still managed to do certain things that are
You could walk down the silk road with a gold plate dangling from your camel and not have to worry about thieves at all in the slightest bit. The mongol empire lasted from 1260 - 1368 a.d. starting with Genghis Khan and ending with kublai Khan. After they conquered China they had a lasting impact.Though it only lasted a short while the mongol empire had a positive impact especially with its Silk Road.
Throughout history, the term “barbarian” has been used to refer to groups of “uncivilized” people with savage and evil qualities. What it essentially means is foreigners. A specific group of people called “barbaric” are the Mongols, a small tribe from central asian grasslands who during the 13th century, conquered much of the known world. The Mongols lived a nomadic lifestyle, often at the outskirts of other developing civilizations. An illiterate people, the Mongols trained themselves to ride horses and use siege weapons, making them excellent warriors. As they swept through much of Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, conquering numerous lands, the Mongols began to be known as strong
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.
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
They conquered nearly all of Asia and achieved the dream of controlling the continental caravan routes from China to Persia (Doc J). The Mongol Empire made significant contributions to the political institutions, economic development, and cultural diversity of many lands (Doc J). In both China and Persia the Mongols had taken up homes among their subjects and blended with the local societies which led to the diversified economic development (Doc J). Mongol emperors built canals to improve transportation and communication also the silk industry benefited from the Mongol conquest. When visited by travelers the Mongols were known to have harsh laws on theft make them very trustworthy to trade with (Doc K). The Security of the Mongol trading was so good that you could leave your things unattended and come back to them. Kubilai Khan’s rule also helped to shape the empire and improve the stability. He put new legal systems in which reduced capital crimes by half (Doc H). Also the fine arts blossomed during the reign of the Mongols (Doc H). The Mongol empire may of have a “barbaric” start but the conquest proves to help central Asia than
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.
The Mongols are perceived as a savage people who only wanted to surmount the world but in authentically they are not troglodytic. They are a misunderstood culture who have authentically done some commendable things like bringing other cultures and religions together without persecution.
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.
In the eleventh century, China and the world of Islam were flourishing. However they were conquered and ruled by the Mongols. The political and economic effects of Mongol rule on China and the Middle East were similar but different in their own way. The Mongols toleration and acceptance of the religions in that region were slightly different from each other.
The Mongols had a lasting impression on the Chinese. The Yuan emperors had “improved upon the canals, transportation, and communication” to have a better outcome on trade profits (Doc 6). The Chinese hadn’t thought of boosting up their economy in this way; their idea was to produce more not make it easier to travel. In addition, the Mongols has a great system to get the word out to people the “messengers travel throughout his dominions more than 200,00 horses” (Doc. 8). How the Mongols thought through things was amazing, they planned out how to get the word out instead of she said he said bases. The Mongols had also, explored other areas like Persia.
He stated facts that show that even though they were such a strong group people still underestimated them. They would even call them “weak.” He also stated that they would rather loot than go and finish their battle. Some of the battles that they had lost was because of the fact that they would get distracted and loot. I think the author of essay 2 had the weaker part of the argument because he says that they were always launching raids and threatening other groups. He was correct when he says that they were very skillful and they knew what to do when raiding. But I feel like he could have expanded on the fact that they would raid on other people/ groups. But they would also spend time on their own group and people. A invasion that the Mongols had done that really caught my attention was the conquest of Baghdad. I learned that that specific battle was their most destructive and famous conquest that they have done. The city of Baghdad had about 1.5 million people there and they were able to take it over. Even though their army was little. They didn’t kill everyone in that city, they had captured some that they thought would be useful for their own use. They burned the whole city of Baghdad down, and they had released their wrath on that