When the mongols are getting ready to fight they set up in a certain way that the people believe that there is a huge army coming to get them and they get scared (Doc D). Their first wave is captured people from other places to fight them head on. The Mongols didn't even go into the first wave. This wave was most likely to get them tired for when the mongols attacked and finished them off. Carpini mentions that the Mongols split into different groups so that some could receive rest while others fought but the opposing forces would fight day and night (Doc D).
Ata-Malik Juvaini wrote an article titled Genghis Khan: The HIstory of the World Conqueror, in 1997. In this article Juvaini wrote of the level of brutality the Mongols took in order to get what they desired (Doc, E). The Mongols went to the level of beheading people and stacking their heads up in piles separated by age, and sex, almost as if they were trophies (Doc. E). Some of the Mongol rampages had little to no survivors, others had up to 2,000,000 fatalities (Doc.
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. As stated previously, there are some that believe otherwise. People believe the Mongols are truly barbaric. They see all these deaths caused by them and find it horrible.
The Mongolian nomads had made their influence felt throughout much of Eurasia as early as classical times (Bentley & Ziegler 2009, p. 461). ‘Pax Mongolica’ is the historical term used to describe the political, cultural, economic and social ease that, under the Mongol rule, was able to bring throughout Eurasia. Under the reign of Chinngis Khan (also known as Genghis Khan) in 1206-1227CE the empire was founded and thrived significantly until his death; where after two other rulers his grandson, Khubilai Khan (also known as Kublai Khan) 1264-1294 took the reign and conquered all of China. These two rulers revolutionised the Mongol Empire throughout both their reigns, and helped the formation and expansion of the empire. One of the most important factors in the formation and expansion of the Mongol empire was its strong military
One day himself and his older brother were hunting and they got into a fight over a small deer, it resulted in Temujin killing his older brother and his brother was never seen again. When he was older he married a girl named Borte’, who was later captured by mongolian enemies during a raid on their village. He asked the khan of that time to support him with troops, his request was granted, and he had been given full leadership over the soldiers. He rode the soldiers
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. After the death of Genghis Khan, his descendents had kept the Mongol reputation standing.
Furthermore, they would not allow their adversary to rest while fighting and instead took turns to wear them out. The Barbarians were able to conquer the greatest amount of land in history. The question remains, however, with their amount of conquest, how savage were they? Despite the Barbarians’ positive influence to civilizations, their bloody, seemingly merciless conquests, outweigh the limited and sometimes even insignificant influences to other civilizations. The Barbarians’ army was merciless even to their fellow soldiers.
This was 11 to 12 million square miles. During the conquest Genghis Khan killed anybody who got in the way of him. Khan used some of his war tactics to do so. Genghis Khan was involved in many battles. During many of these battles he used certain battle tactics to take over and win.
Before mentioning their civility, the mongols were definitely brutal. They would go around conquering towns and enslaving the women and children. Not only that, they would execute soldiers by burying them alive upside-down as seen in Document F. These acts of savagery give people the idea that they were barbaric. Although, there is more evidence to suggests that the Mongols were more civilized than barbaric. To begin, the mongols were civilized because they had a structured military.
According to document 5, Genghis Khan and the Mongols used execution as a way to tell his enemies that he means business. He would have soldiers tie up captured men and shoot them with bows and arrows from point blank range. Others would be buried alive, upside down. By doing this, Genghis shows that he has no mercy or respect for people other than his own. These scenes can be found in many Persian manuscripts, letting people know of the cruel and petrifying