Dbq Mongols Barbarians

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The Mongols lived in the 13th century and known for having one of the largest connected land mass empire. But throughout Asia and Europe, they have a reputation for being a fearsome tribe and a threat to civilizations and their people. They also have some “customs” within their own nation that would earn them the title of “barbarians.” Despite these actions, their empire was actually quite civilized and well thought out. Especially on the battlefield is where the Mongols’ strategic thinking and organized formations got to shine. As for formation,”Genghis Khan ordained that the army should be organized in such a way that over ten way that over ten men should beset one man and he is what we call a captain of ten; over ten of these should …show more content…
First we have some ground rules, “If there is no means to prevent drunkenness, a man may become drunk thrice a month;if he oversteps this limit he makes himself guilty of a punishable offense.” (Document 10, Chronicles) There's also where the wife and husband have to,”show considerable respect to each other and are friendly together, and they willingly share their food with each other…”(Document 10, Carpini) Just these rules in general show a calm society where little to no evil deeds are made. But don't take it from me, take it from Plano Carpini who says,” War, strife, bodily harm or murder do not exist..and for this reason their houses and the carts in which they store their wealth have neither locks nor bolts.”(Document 7, Ratchnevsky) All though you can’t deny some of the deeds the Mongols have done. For example during war the Mongols would, “take the fat of the people they kill and, melting it and catapult it on to the houses.”(Document 3,Dawson) But this wasn't just so they could “drench the battle field in their enemies remains.” The same source also said, “wherever the fire falls on this fat it is almost inextinguishable.” (Document 3, Dawson) It was just yet another effective battle

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