World History, A3
February 20, 2013
1. The paper must include at least 4 paragraphs. Each paragraph should be at least 4-6 sentences long and have an introductory and concluding sentence. The introductory paragraph should provide a hook for the reader, your definition of the word barbaric, the question posed by the DBQ, and your thesis (your answer to the question) (25 points). 2. Paragraph 2 and 3 should use at least 4 documents (with proper citation) to support your thesis. Four specific examples should be given-one from each document, and you should explain how these examples support your claim. (100 points/ 25 points for each document). 3. The paper must include a concluding paragraph in which you briefly summarize your evidence, reiterate your answer to the thesis, and make a connection to another topic from history, how this topic relates to today, or anything we have covered in class (25 points).
The Mongols: How Barbaric are the Barbarians?
Who are the Mongols really? The Mongols had an empire that existed during the 13th and 14th centuries AD, and was the largest continuous land empire in human history lead by a great ruler called Genghis Khan. For centuries they have been remembered as a brutal tribe of nomadic barbarians who were a serious threat to people and civilization throughout Asia and Europe, so how barbaric are the barbarians exactly? What does barbaric mean anyways? Barbaric is to be savagely cruel and extremely brutal or primitive and unsophisticated. The barbarians are some what barbaric. The barbarians have codes of conduct, prisoner dummies, religious tolerance, and cutting heads off.
In Rashid ad-Din’s Collected Chronicles (Document 10); he talks about how the Mongols were hospital. In it, it says “when a husband goes hunting or to war, his wife must maintain the house hold, so that the messenger or guest who dismounts there finds all in order and the wife is able to provide...