The Mongols Empire in the 13th century was known best for their great conquests on large territories. Their empire included large territories from the Asian lands and as well as some parts of Europe. Mongols Empire grew rapidly during this period due to the success of conquests. Their key factors that played a major role into their success of conquests was mostly due to their tactics on invasion and raids, their great leadership disciplinaries for political organization and divides, and as well the submissions of surrender by other landholders. Complied along the Mongols Oral Tradition, in the 13th century, they included The Secret History of Mongols that had the information on the traditions and tactics that were used during the Mongol invasions of Chu-yung Kuan. This gives us a sense of how trickery and tactics used during the Mongol period. The Secret History of Mongols was most likely written by the Mongols during the time of raids and attacks on other landholders, because it was written by the Mongols it may have given a tone that was favorable to the Mongols. As Mongols, they sought these tactics to be witty and were proud of these achievements and tactics (doc. 1). The Monks in Novgorod wrote The Chronicles of Novgorod that explained the killing of raids and attacks upon Novgorod near Russia. They sought these Mongols to be monstereous and heartless with their violence due to their random killing of good men and women including priests and nuns. These monks described the Mongols terrifying. As monks, it’s all about peace and serenity and when the raid happened seeing their good friends being priests or nuns killed affected the to speak with hatred and discontent towards the Mongols describing them as killers, monsters and killing for no reason (doc. 2). Additional documents like the specific tactics used such as terror tactics or perhaps a journal written by a Mongol soldier during the fighting and how he thought of himself when tricking poor men into
The Mongols were once the leaders of a fierce empire that conquered much in a
short time. Opinions towards the Mongols varied greatly though, ranging from large
amounts of respect to hatred and fear.
is a quote derived from a Mongol written history.
nothing that before Genghis Khan took control of the Mongols, the people robbed and
killed each other. The nation had turned against itself.
Document 2 is from William of
28 January 2015
Over time the Mongolian army has become synonymous with the term barbarian. The definition of barbaric is unsophisticated, primitive, and savagely cruel. These terms do not give the Mongols enough credit. I believe that they were not completely barbaric though they did have some brutal techniques. They were advanced strategists for their time period. The Mongolian army was run with a strict command and heavy emphasis was placed….
The Mongols were a nomadic people until 1206, when they acknowledged Temujin as the supreme leader, Genghis Khan. A huge empire was created under his rule, linking Eastern and Western Eurasia. An analysis of these documents will discuss the topic of how the Mongols expanded their empire so far in such a short time through their power of violence. This analysis will also show the admiration and respect of the Mongols by others in surrounding regions. Ultimately, this analysis will discuss….
The Mighty Mongols
The Mongols accomplished conquest through such a large territory in such a short period of time through clever military strategy and preparation, cruelty and relentlessness, as well as having a surplus of people whom were organized.
They were ingenious with their tactics in fighting and bold in trying methods of war that were uncommon or not previously used before. During the thirteenth century, a story went around and was later recorded about how Chinggis Khan, the leader….
The Mongols maintained power because of the harsh, brutal ways of treating people. Word of the Mongols spread far, the people of Nishapur heard of the news and armed their warriors. However, knowing how powerful the Mongols were, they lost hope and “their feet were loosened and they lost heart” (doc 4) Many were afraid and knew the harmful manner the Mongols used. After approaching a town, the Mongols burn down houses and buildings. They destroy the land, making the people of the town defenceless….
Although very savage, the Mongols were without doubt a very intelligent and civilized group of people who were brilliant in war, psychological warfare, and compassionate to other religions. The Mongols had extremely complicated battle plans that resulted in many victories. The writer of History of the Mongols explains, “Other columns of stronger men they dispatch far off to the right and the left … and in this way they surround them” (Doc. D). Compared to the other battle plans of the time period….
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….
century, the Mongols, a nomadic people of Altaic stock who first appear in Chinese texts of the 11th century, traveled all throughout Afro-Eurasia conquering other civilizations by using destructive forces to gain power in that region. Genghis Khan, a leader of the Mongols, made war against the Tangut Kingdom of Xi Xia in Northwestern China from 1206 until 1209. Khan’s plan of attack made the Tangut Kingdom of Xi Xia acknowledge his newly acquired position as leader of the Mongols. Later in 1211….
November 17, 2010
DBQ: The Mongol Terror, Mongol Peace
Although many Mongols conquered peoples of Eurasia viewed the invasion as negative during the 13th and 14th centuries, many viewed this intrusion as positive
According to Carpini and William of Rubrick, they both have positive things to say about the Mongols. I say this because document 1 states that the Mongols pay their lords more respect than any other people, and would hardly dare lie to them (Doc #1). I think….
DBQ Chapter 12
The role of Mongol dominance in the integration of Eurasia was an important role because of inventions, their ideas, and the politics.
The inventions of the Mogols helped to turn them into a huge melting pot. In document 4 we learned of their invention of the passport. This allowed people to move to travel around the empire easier with less hassle. While they moved they carried their ideas and told other about them which cause that to spread causing many diverse ideas among the….