The Mongols: How Barbaric Were the Barbarians?

Topics: Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire, Mongols Pages: 3 (1071 words) Published: October 8, 2013
Throughout the 13th century world, the Mongols constantly showed displays of continuous violence, drinking, brutality and unfair treatment. They were considered to be savages, and people who lived far beyond what we would know as a “civilized world.” They single handedly became one of, if not the most powerful empires to have existed, building their empire through violent and barbaric manors. The Mongols were very barbaric people, for they portrayed many inhumane and mannerless actions while their empire lasted, causing death destruction and the downfall of all of the land they took over.

Though the Mongols were very crude and unsophisticated people at war or while they were conquering other lands, in their own towns they had their own law and own little makeshift civilization set up. They all followed a religion under what the Khan of the time period decided the dominant religion would be, and all believed in the one or multiple gods that religion told them to believe in. (document nine) This was very hypocritical of them though, since they were constantly changing the dominant religion of the empire, causing and forcing people to not only believe in one god, but in all of the gods that they decided to worship from time to time. They also had a very severe set of laws against stealing (document seven) and being a thief, but when it came down to conquering other lands, and going into somewhere that wasn’t there they had no issues whatsoever in stealing another man’s land, or another man’s life. They would parade into someone else’s home, with a set plan of conquering a land and how they were going to do it, and it seemed as if they always wanted to take the most brutal of routes. In war, the Mongols didn’t have one constant army on their front lines, they worked their armies in shifts, so that no one man was out for so long that he could get seriously fatigued and weak. Once battle began, they would send a little body of captives out, to face the opposing...
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