Attitudes Toward the Mongols DBQAP World History Free Response QuestionPart A(Suggested Writing Time – 40 minutes)Directions: The following question is based on accompanying documents 1-8. The documents have been edited for the purpose of this exercise. This question is designed to test your ability to work with and understand historical documents.Write an essay that:Has a relevant thesis and supports that thesis with evidence from the documents. Uses all the documentsAnalyzes the documents by grouping them in as many appropriate ways as possible. Does not simply summarize the documents individually.Takes into account the sources of the documents and analyzes the authors’ points of view.Explains the need for at least one additional type of document.You may refer to relevant historical evidence not mentioned in the documents.1.Using the documents, analyze the attitudes of various peoples toward the Mongols. Identify one additional type of document and explain brieFy how it would help your analysis.
Essay on Mongol Dbq
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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 the army was arranged, and documents 8 and 9 in which they are letters from the Pope Innocent IV about how Genghis Khan destroyed empires and people and a reply about why he did this. Documents 3 and 5 are written from outsiders’ perspectives…show more content…
An additional document that would have been helpful is one with records from a Mongolian historian about Genghis Khan’s conquests because it would be valid due to the author being a historian in the correct time period with an inside scoop. The next topic in a few of the documents(4,8, and 9) directly relate to the previous paragraph. The warfare techniques used by the Mongolians and devised by the Khans and the commanders. In doc.4 Juvaini, a former historian for the Mongols and later governor of Baghdad, wrote about how the army was arranged. It is arranged in such a manner that there are groups of ten with one of them being commander of the other nine. Ten groups of ten equal a larger squad with one of the hundred being the leader. Then 1,000 and the last rank 10,000 is called a tümen. Documents 8 and 9 are simply a letter from the Pope Innocent IV to Genghis Khan and a reply. The Pope basically saying that he has invaded many countries and does not spare anyone. His reply is to use Eternal Heaven as his excuse for killing. These two documents show that Genghis Khan was infamous and believed in a God, making him religious. He is like the Islamic people that fight for Allah. Pope Innocent IV believes that Genghis Khan is being irrational with all his killings and rages because he does not spare anyone. He is a reliable source due to his being a Pope and how influential a Pope is. Surprisingly, technology was only noticed by foreigners in the