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.
What makes people barbaric? The Mongols, also known as the “Barbarians” were a tribe in Central Asia during the 13th century. They were known to be barbaric, based on their aggressive, ruthless, and disgusting ways. Others believe that The Mongols had reasoning behind their ways and are justified for how they do their work. The Mongols were not barbaric as they did what they did in the matter of getting their job done to become successful.
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
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.
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.
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.
At the start of the thirteenth century, the mongols rose to power using various tactics both psychologically and physically , extending their territory far and wide across Afro-Eurasia. While under the leader known as Genghis Khan, the Mongols conquered a vast amount of land uncomparable to the land conquered by Alexander the Great, as they unite the lands under one name. Leaving a mark so large on the cities behind with everlasting consequences that can not be erased.During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the mongols impacted the societies of Afro-Eurasia in many different ways. These impacts included making trade routes safer by having mongols patrol the silk roads which made trade safer for merchants/ the shifting of currency to
The Mongols’ war tactics, weapons, and conquest in the thirteenth century were some of the best in the world at that time. Their soldiers were very disciplined and skillful, they had various weapons that were new and destructive, and their conquests were numerous, causing the empire to grow rapidly.
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
were able to do so because they were such a strong empire, and they had a strong army. The mongols were not that large of a group, and they were mostly underestimated by their opponents. But really they were a strong force, and they were willing to do anything in order to take over new areas of land. Which means they would attack/ kill anyone that got in their way. But on the other hand they were really respectful and calm towards one another. They had followed their rules, and they were very open to anyone that wanted to come and visit them.
Mongols slew all they attacked, according to the Christian monk in doc 2. As a Christian, he would be appalled at the breaking of the commandment about not killing people. The Russians corroborated the claim that they destroyed towns and slaughtered people (3). Even though the Christian Friar John recounts relentless slaughter, sometimes the Mongols were less violent in conquering.... Chinggis Khan sent an agent to defeat eleven kingdoms and tribes on his way to Kiev before establishing rule over many of those locations through administrative delegates (6). In continuity of not always killing everyone, the Russian princes were spared as long as... However, not all nomads were able to conquer. The Uighurs were forced to submit to the Tang general, and although they harassed the Song and Sui as well, they often observed diplomacy as depicted in Doc 7, sometimes in the interest of exchanging horses for silk and other goods created in urban places. Also, the Uighurs who had been nomadic in the Tang and Song dynasties had become settled and educated by the time of the Yuan dynasty. They were part of the resettlement process the Mongols used once they had
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.
In the 1400s, the Mongols were largely coming out of Mongol rule. There were both advantages and disadvantages to Mongol influence. One of the advantages was the establishment of a tribute government, not a full government. This allowed for a system which was more efficient and put more power into the hands of the ruler. Another advantage was the adoption of Mongol dress and social habits. These new habits were seen as both good and bad, in terms of Russian culture. Despite this positive effects, there was also a host of bad ones. One bad effect the Mongols had on the Russians was an overall reduced vigor of Russian life. This was presented in a myriad of issues for the Russian peoples. Firstly, there were lowered rates of literacy in the