“Nomads, especially the Mongols, were uncivilized savages who specialized in large-scale massacres. They overall had a more negative than positive impact on world history.” The Mongols used brutal military tactics and showed no mercy killed anyone who resisted along with wives and children were so feared that some areas surrendered automatically because they heard about the Mongols and knew of their reputation used unskilled civilians as human shields for attacks on the next city executed captured
The Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history, existed during the 13th and 14th century. Originating in the steppes of Central Asia the empire eventually stretched from Central Europe to Japan, extending northwards into Siberia, eastwards and southwards into India and Iran and westwards as far as Arabia. The actual founder and most significant leader of the empire, Chingis Khan, unified nomadic tribes and proclaimed ruler of all Mongols in 1206. The empire grew promptly under his rule
been portrayed as in Western Culture, but instead was an intelligent, strategic leader with a focus on securing the wellbeing of his empire. The book does a fantastic job at highlighting many of Khan’s contributions to the Modern World: increasing international trade, the spread of various technological and artistic inventions. The method of Weatherford’s research is also a subject of interest. However, Weatherford does seem to skim over some of the atrocities committed by the Khan’s army. The book
whose development is the essential part of globalization, is always the most important part of the international trade. So understanding the changes of trade between Europe and Asia can help us easily understand the changes of world trade. In this paper, I will focus on the changes of trade routes between Europe and Asia before and after the Black Death.