BARBARIANS: THE MONGOLS PART 3 OF 3
The Mongols under Genghis Khan and his successors perhaps provide the most vivid accounts of carnage as their empire stretches from the Pacific rim of China all the way into Germany.
What is interesting about all four of these groups explored in great detail in the “Barbarians” is that they are all initially driven by desperation from their bleak native surroundings and they all seem to succumb to a strange fate that takes the lives of their strongest leaders and ultimately ends their empires in almost sudden collapses where their people are absorbed into the countries they have conquered and their memories fade into legend.
In many cases viewers will learn how various tactics used by the barbarian tribes explored in this program ultimately have a profound effect on the ways wars were fought in the twentieth century.
Viewers will see the Mongol version of the “The Pony Express,” as noted in American folklore and it is interesting to take into consideration that during the rule of the Mongols, traders and merchants could travel from Europe deep into Asia without fear of any violence and embargo from competing kingdoms.
After the end of the Mongol Dynasty, this guarantee would not occur again until the twentieth century.
by By Mark A. Rivera