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.
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
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.
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.
To conclude my essay, I hope you understand more about Genghis Khan. I also hope you understand my argument on why he made negative impacts on the world. He killed, raped and stole from millions of people, no person 's life should be put in danger because of one 's power over you or belief. For those reasons you should understand the negative impacts Ghengis Khan had made to the
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.
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.
Throughout the thirteenth century, the Mongols, who had previously been a nomadic tribe of people, conquered most of Asia, including China’s imperial capital. During its acme, the Mongol empire stretched from the borders of Eastern Europe all the way to the yellow sea. Whether it was by destruction or other people surrendering, the Mongols always obtained the land if they really wanted. In such a short amount of time, the Mongols conquered so much territory by using tactics of violence, fear, and by having obedient soldiers that always followed the orders of their commanders.
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.
During the 1200s, a group of nomadic invaders from the Mongolian steppe created one of the largest known land empires ever to exist throughout world history. These attackers were known as the Mongols and are generally considered to have been a highly barbaric and ruthless group of people. However, the actions of Mongolian forces during this time should be remembered for their positive contributions to Eurasian development, rather than the brutality they used, because they promoted a plethora of trade and communication as well as an exchange of goods and services across their territory. In addition, the Mongols culturally linked the European world with the Asian world, facilitating an interchange of products, people, technology, and information.
The question that comes up when studying the Mongols is always, were they truely a brutal people in all aspects of life? The Mongol people used fear to an advantage in battle, and tactics that were uncommon for many if not all armies. Originally a nomatic people that were constantly at war. They lived a simple life with only their animals to provide food, for food wouldn’t grow where they lived. They took over much of Asia within the time of one ruler that united different clans to have a common goal. Mongols were a people that were sometimes brutal but overall there people were good at heart.
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
In the mid 13th century, the Mongols conquered large amounts of land as a result of having a great military ruler, Genghis Khan. He was responsible for setting up khanates all over Asia in order to conquer and control more land in a more efficient manner. With this system in place the Mongol Empire spread rapidly. The purpose of these khanates was to help control land when Genghis could not be there, their was too much land for one man to control. Genghis khan was known to be a very smart and ruthless leader. Genghis Khan set up the Golden Horde khanate in Russia which was in the western part of the empire that was then ruled by Ogadi. This khanate flourished from the mid-13th century to the end of the 14th century. However this did bring
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." Despite of their ruthless, the Mongol Empire did has positive impacts on the development of Europe in five different areas, namely political, economic, social, weapons advancement and spread of Christianity due to the Mongol exchange.