The Mongols accomplished the conquest of such a large territory within such a short period of time by having amazing methods of war, how quickly they conquered other empires, and their advanced technology. How they quickly conquered other empires, large and small, is shown in documents 1 and 2 as they were written about which tribes/empires they conquered and document 7 speaks of what made Genghis Khan and his army mad. Their efficient methods of warfare were shown in document 4, which is about how the army was arranged, and documents 8 and 9 in which they are letters from the Pope Innocent IV about how Genghis Khan destroyed empires and people and a reply about why he did this. Documents 3 and 5 are written from outsiders’ perspectives (Marco Polo and a Franciscan friar) abo8ut how they use their weapons and manufacture items. Document 5 also has information about which items each gender is responsible for. This is how they expanded quicker than any other empire up to them, the Mongolian Empire.
Documents 1,2, and 7 are written to tell of the rapid conquests of the Mongolian Empire and which ones they conquered. In the first document, Genghis Khan set out to fight the people of Cathay, or the Chin Empire, according to Mongol Oral Traditions. He took one major city and then another called Hsuan-te-fu. The major part of the document is written About a commander, Jebe, leading his army into a fortress at Chu-yung Kuan using trickery. The second document, to paraphrase, speaks of a firsthand account by monks in Russia about the Tartars (Mongols) going into their land and conquering Ryazan, their land, in less than a year and doing so savagely. The 7th document is an eyewitness account about how Genghis Khan reacts to tribes rebelling. These documents show that the Mongolians were lethal killers and showed no mercy. Mongol Oral Traditions believe that Jebe, Genghis Khan, and the Mongolian army are clever because they use trickery to conquer others. I do not...
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