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.
A man that encountered the Mongols described them as “extremely arrogant toward other people, [and] tend to anger . . . easily”(pg7,1.1). Which is a first hand account of them being ill-tempered and angry. An example of the Mongols being harsh would be that if you are caught giving a captive food or clothing ,without the captors permission, you will be put to death. The Mongols have also been described by two different men who had different encounters with them as inhuman and beastly, and the men also stated that the Mongols would thirst for blood and go as far as tearing off the flesh of dogs and eating it. The Mongols would have also put you to death if they caught you stealing in their territory. They fully believe that they are destined to conquer the whole world which only prompts them to be more violent in nature, so that they can fulfill this ideal of theirs. The Mongols did not require the blending of culture or advancements in the arts, they required power and ruthless, vicious warriors to obtain this power and to fulfill this ideal of conquering the whole
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). We can see this again when Ata-Malik Juvaini said that after some time of fighting they had gotten tired and they had lost all hope on winning the fight (Doc E). This was a very great strategy to defeat the opposing forces. When the people fighting the Mongols got extremely tired then they would be easier to defeat and kill. They Mongols did not really exhibit any barbaric qualities in their fighting style. They did enough of what they had to do to take over the empires they were going up against. The only reason that the people could have viewed them as barbaric is because the mongols came unannounced and managed to kill a lot of people over a short period of
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 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.
Were the Mongols as heinous as historians make them out to be? The mongols began as a small tribe in Central Asia that expanded their rule tremendously. They established the largest connected empire in all of the world’s history. In this Data Based Question, there is examples of how the Mongols exemplify leadership but mostly savagery.
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
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.
As you can see, the Mongols were not barbaric.They did what they needed to do to be successful and survive. Things that have been done for years and years on this earth. All it takes to see this is a change of perspective. Take that as something to
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.
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.
They lived on easily movable tents called yurts. The Mongols did not like the lifestyle of working on farms, they believed that life on a horse is better. “The Secret History of the Mongols” is a early mongol text that that tells a story of the first leader that made the Mongols the brutal, savage barbarians they are well known as today. Calling someone barbaric is risky because it has various outlooks on it, it’s similar to the word civilization, when do we know a settlement is considered a civilization, when do we know when a tribe is barbaric? How Barbaric were the barbarians? I believe that the Mongols were not barbaric, to some extent. The Mongols were just a sophisticated/ advanced society. The Mongols had strict loyalty, Military tactics, and a Central
When it comes to the Mongols, from their strategies in war to how they survived there everyday life the mongols were all out brutal and barbaric.
4 and 7), they did have a fair share of impact in a negative way. Their invasions and conquering of other lands and empires contributed to the drastic drop in population leaving cities with large quantities of deaths some without any survivors (doc.6). Sources like The Secret History of the Mongols, The Chronicles of Novgorod, and Juvaini all stated how the Mongols were ruthless, brutally ending the lives of the innocent whether it be men, women, or children, using gruesome methods like beheading, fire,etc., instilling fear into the people native to the land (doc. 1,3,6). These authors most likely stayed anonymous and published the documents after the incidents was the possibly because they feared the Mongols. They feared that the Mongols would double-cross them for releasing the negative statements toward the Mongols. Depicted in the chart, was the number of reported deaths, so tragic to the point that it left these cities with large number of deaths to also leaving Kozelsk with no survivors (doc.6). Also, since the Mongols took over the lands and succeeded to the dominion not by hereditary but by conquest, it left the Mongols believing that the natives could not be trusted, putting all trust to foreigners like the Tartars who were devoted to the Khan (doc.2). The author of this source, Marco Polo most likely did not have the same anger for the Khan as the Chinese towards the Mongols for taking over their land because he was a loyal subject to the Khan working under him for 17 years, and how he was also a foreigner so he could possibly not understand the Chinese. A similarity to the killings of the mongols was the mayan sacrifices of war captives. A purpose of these sacrifices was to appease the gods, but another purpose of these rituals was to instill fear within their rivals and neighboring