The Mongols: How Barbaric Were the Barbarians?

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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
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(document two) They were also tasteless in the way they executed men. When executing a man, they shot him three times in the chest with an arrow. As if once in the chest wasn’t enough to kill a man, they missed twice to what seems like inflict pain, and kill him with the third. The man is executed with about six bodies in the ground around him. (document five)

When the Mongols went to war, they really dedicated themselves to the war and how they’d go about it. They had a complex messaging system for when the Khan had to deliver orders to people who were miles and miles away, (document eight). This messaging system came to the benefit of Vienna when they were going to go and destroy the town to conquer it, and suddenly the army turned back. They’d received word that the Great Khan had died, and immediately turned back. This was really the only way that the Mongol soldiers would stop their crusade, if their leader died. The winemaking of the Persians flourished under Mongol control, since they were such big drinkers. (document six) Being drunk was usually an honor in their society, and once a man drunk too much and got sick, he didn’t tried to prevent it from happening, but he let it happen repeatedly. (document 10) If a man who didn’t really believed in the morals that some Mongols held, and wanted to have some kind of contact with a married woman, he killed the husband of said woman just for this