Verdict of the Trial of Genghis Khan. After the trial had taken place, I decided that Genghis Khan and the Mongols were uncivilized. During the time of the trial I learned much more of the brutality that had taken place during his reign. The barbaric attitudes and actions of himself and his followers is what led to him being found guilty of being uncivilized. More specifically, my reason were as follows: their treatment of many people in the regions that they conquered, destruction of property, and caused much devastation across the lands.
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."
Eight hundred years ago during the 13th century a small central Asian tribe known as the Mongols conquered much of the known world. Mongols were nomadic people known for being barbaric and harsh when expanding their empire. Even though the Mongols were obviously brutes, their expansion of territory, military tactics, and facilitation of commerce proved they were more helpful than harmful. Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongols and started the conquest of the Mongol Empire. He reigned from 1162-1227 eventually dying and leaving his legacy to his son.
Mongol Empire DBQ Essay Grouping 1: Military organization, strategies, and values (Documents 1, 3, 4, 5) Grouping 2: Attitude toward enemies (Documents 7, 2) Grouping 3: Great Leaders (Documents 1, 6) The Song and the Tang dynasties prospered in China due to their technological innovations. On the other hand, the Mongols, who were pastoral nomads, established one of the most prominent dynasties through their ability to successfully conquer a great amount of territories in only 100 years. During the twelfth century, they began to rule over many regions around the world, including some parts of Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongols, started the invasion of numerous areas because he received a message from God.
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.
He exemplified the ways of both a hero and a villain. However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
Secondly, the Mongols did not only kill those who fought in the wars, but they also ruins land that was filled with innocent men, women, children and animals. In a primary source written by a Persian historian Juvaini, in the thirteenth century describes the Mongols as being destructive and "...With one stroke a world that flowed with fertility was laid desolate...with the majority of the living now dead, their skin and bones now crumbling in dust"(Doc. 2). The Mongols would not only destroy the soldiers I the war, but they would kill their innocent families and the whole area would be destroyed for no logical purpose. Ata-Malik Juvaini the author of this article in the Book, The History of the World Conqueror stated that "they served the heads of the slain from their bodies and heaped them into piles, keeping men separated from the children" (Doc.
To some, the Mongols may be barbaric. If you really study them, though, you will see that the Mongols were a perfect balance between being civilized, and barbaric. This, is what I believe is what helped them gain, and maintain power. The Mongols were by far the most powerful people in history, with Genghis Khan being the greatest conqueror to ever live. According to information from many maps, Alexander the great conquered 2,180,000 square miles.
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