Legacy of The Mongols

Primary Source

Secondary source

Throughout history, the mongols were known for their brutality and drive for power. The first source, the primary source, explains into detail the conquests, journeys, and legacy of Genghis Khan. In this source, the readers get to see very articulate details about the legacy and life of Genghis Khan. Even though he had extremely harsh tactics, he was known for his acceptance and tolerance of different religions in his empire. In the second source, which was found on word press, it explains nine lessons on power and leadership from Genghis Khan that could be useful today. Since the second source is originally from Forbes, it describes the governmental aspects of Genghis Khan’s beliefs and governmental laws.

When it comes to relations, these two sources definitely are similar. While on the subject of leadership and legacy, these two sources both show historical, governmental, and also social aspects of the mongols. In the first source, it focuses more on the historical aspects of the legacy of Genghis Khan. This is similar to the secondary source because it focuses on the historical aspect and touches on how Genghis Khan’s tactics are extremely useful to us today. Another similarity between these two sources are that they give direct quotes of Genghis Khan and the Laws of the Mongol Empire.

These two sources raise the issue of how the mongols were actually accepting but very power driven at the same time. Even though the mongols had very Barbaric tactics, they respected and tolerated the religions of others. The first source was more historical and just giving readers a run down of the Mongols, so there was very little to argue about. However, in the second source, it mentions how the Mongols were tolerant with religion, women’s rights, and how the Mongols have been misunderstood. Even though their brutality cannot be refuted, it does say that the Mongol empire valued and encouraged education and individual rights, especially those of women. During this time period, most cultures held a traditional values so I found this really fascinating.

To a Minnesotan, these sources are very useful especially since we live in modern times. While reading these sources, I came to the conclusion that Genghis Khan and the Mongols were ahead of their times, especially when it comes to the topic of acceptance, which is still being fought for today. While reading, the most interesting aspects of these two sources are women rights, religious tolerance, and Genghis Khan’s tactics that are influential to the business world. To Minnesotans, these three topics explain the importance of rights, acceptance, and the drive one should have during business and every day life. These two articles matter to Minnesotans because the clear up any misconceptions and they can use the strive and will power of Genghis Khan, leadership and victory, to achieve their goals.


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