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The Mongols

  • Date Submitted: 03/27/2014 03:00 PM
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The Mongols
The Mongols were very a powerful group of people that disrupted and basically destroyed the Islam World under the rule of Chingez Khan and later by his grandson Hulagu Khan. They had the most powerful army in the world, of course only until they had their luck with them. This primary source has two authors Ibn al-Athir and Rashid al-Din, and both are presenting two different arguments about the Mongols and their conquest of the Muslim world. The biggest calamity that the Mongols brought was not only the capturing of Baghdad but also the death of Caliph Abbasid, that came as a big shocker to the Muslims. One author argues about the destruction brought by the Mongols, while the other gives more details about the capture of Baghdad, and the death of Caliph Abbasid.
Ibn al-Athir and Rashid al-Din have described the same situations but with different perspectives, both have taken two different points of views of the same devastations caused by the Mongols. The primary source will help address these questions: why the source was written? What position is the author defending? What forced the Mongols to create such onslaught? How did all of this happen? The analysis of the primary source will help address these questions that can be raised in anyone's minds. Both the authors have different viewpoints of the situation that makes it easier for the reader to understand the disasters and their end results on people and the world.
Ibn al-Athir in his piece talks about the emergence of the Mongols to the lands of Islam and their unjustified deeds to the people.   He provides examples of the terrible things that the Mongols did to the people and he compares it to other misfortunes that happened in the world. Ibn al-Athir expresses his opinion and his deepest feelings towards the Mongols invasion, but he fails to give a reason of why the Mongols emerged into the Muslim world, he does not provide any thoughts or even claims from others as to why the things...


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