Impact of the Mongols Essay
619 WordsAug 2nd, 20123 Pages
Impact of the Mongols The Mongols are the most influential civilization to ever exist in central Asia. They impacted countries all over the world in great ways. The Mongols invaded and impacted four major world powers, the first being the Islamic world. The murder of the Abbasid caliph, one of some 800, 000 people who were reported to have been killed in Mongol retribution for the city's resistance, brought an end to the dynasty that had ruled the core regions of the Islamic world since the middle of the 8th century . Perhaps the greatest long-term impact of the Mongol drive to the west was indirect and unintended. In recent years a growing number of historians have become convinced that the Mongol conquests played a key role in…show more content…
Because trade was dangerous and expensive, there were not many traders, and not much trade. The scarcity of money did not help; however, the European economic system had begun to change in the 14th century, partially as a result of the Black Death, and the Crusades. The science of the middle ages was significant in establishing a base for modern science. The renaissance enabled a scientific revolution which let scholars look at the world in a different light. Religion, superstition, and fear were replaced by reason and knowledge. Genghis Khan, created and united the Mongols, who were the world’s biggest empire to date. He conquered china and created the Yuan economic policies and accommodated traditional Chinese practices. Yuan rulers did not try to convert China into the Mongol-style nomadic economy; instead, they advanced agriculture. They restored the she, rural organizations composed of about 50 families, to assist in farming. These organizations also improved flood control, established charity organizations for orphans and widows, and introduced such new crops. In addition, early Yuan emperors sought to protect the peasants by devising a regular, fixed system of taxation. Unlike previous Chinese dynasties, the Yuan rulers cultivated trade and held merchants a high social status.
The Mongols impacted civilizations all over the world. In the end though the Mongols blended into most civilizations they conquered,
The Mongols: How Barbaric Were the Barbarians? Essay
1055 WordsOct 2nd, 20135 Pages
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…show more content…
If all else failed, they even had back up techniques. If needed, they would take all the fat off of the people they had already massacred, burn it, and start to catapult it into peoples homes. (document three) They also killed people in mass amounts, ranging anywhere from 30,000 people to 2,000,000 people at a time. No civilized people would kill in such a bestial manner. Once killed, in a lot of situations, the Mongol soldiers cut off the heads of the deceased and piled them up, men, women, and children. They wanted the land so that there was no life at all. Not even in animals. (document four)
The Mongols were constantly conquering new lands of insanely large sizes. They acquired land masses as big as 4,860,000 square miles all around. (document one) They were like terrorists to another persons home and another mans land with their crude actions and constant killing. Genghis Kahn alone conquered the largest amount of land, in fact being 4,860,000 square miles. Thats bigger than the body of the United States alone, and there’s no way that this man acquired all this land just by marching in and asking if he could take over. He just took over with the complex army he’d formed. Their army was just as hardcore and serious as they were. The faults of one man could result in the death of ten. The act of ten men could result in the death of 100