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  • Tanitarianism In The Mongol Empire

    Ariq Boke is a controversial figure in the Mongol Empire, and is portrayed negatively through the works of historians during his era, especially Rashid Al-Din. This is the result of his avocation for traditional steppe values, rather than the new integration of foreign influence represented by his brother Khubulai. This contrast in beliefs led to the division in the four uluses, and ultimately the fragmentation of the Empire. Overwhelmingly, the Mongol Empire was divided by the two uluses that…

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  • The Silk Road In World History Chapter Summary

    impact on Kushan trade and culture. Such as, “Kushan kings retained their steppe-style robes and trousers which sustained their prestige as horse-riding archers” (Liu 44). Kings dressing up in the attire of skilled horseman showed the importance horses had on Kushan culture. Buddhist faith was also a large part of Kushan culture. A coin with one of the earliest known picture of the Buddha depicts the Buddha in a posture of steppe people who spent copious amounts of time on horseback (Liu 48).…

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  • Mongolia Research Paper

    Mongolia is a country in East Asia surrounded by China and Russia best known for its steppes and endless expanses of grasslands. The prairie regions of Mongolia can surely give you a sense of serenity and help you in the rejuvenation of your soul when you take a trip to the country. The natural landscape of Mongolia is phenomenal and incredible. Mongolia can easily please your mind and heart if you are a nature lover. People from all across the world come on trips to Mongolia. Mongolia is a…

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  • Epic Of Gilgamesh

    Almost obliviously and unwillingly he loses his friendship and oneness with the animals. When Shamhat corrupts him- harlot sent to civilize him, "He set off towards his beast, when they saw him, Enkidu, the gazelles shield off, the wild beast of the steppe shunned his person" (I, 188-190). That very moment he loses his friendship and oneness with the animals. Now, the animal life no longer wanted to be in his presence they smelled the human essence hugging Enkidu. As a result, he was no longer…

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  • Gilgamesh Akkadian Epic Analysis

    his life was spinning out of control and the people looked to the God’s for help. Cotterell writes, “The Akkadian epic portrays Gilgamesh as a tyrant, overbearing and prone to sexual misdemeanours. His people beseeched the gods for help, and on the steppe, the mother goddess Aruru fashioned from spittle and clay a hairy, grass-eating, wild man called Enkidu” (1). He had one purpose and held strong to the purpose until his death. The article text notes, “the fight ended with Enkidu 's defeat and…

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  • Enkidu Compare And Contrast

    No man of such great strength and qualities should drink and live with animals. Although his time was short lived, Enkidu was better off as a civilized man than when he was in an animal state. Enkidu possessed a great strength of a God, which would not have been used to its great capacity if he has stayed as he were. The transition from animal to man was new, exciting and an out of body experience for Enkidu, that he would have never felt if he had continued to drink water with gazelles. Not…

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  • Mongol History: Ariq Boke

    Ariq Boke normally can be viewed as a questionable figure in Mongol history. Often times he is portrayed negatively through the primary sources of his era, especially those of Rashid Al-Din. However, despite his controversial background, Ariq Boke was an important figure in the Mongol empire because he represented the opposing internal conflicts of the Mongol imperium, as well as demonstrated the turbulence of the time. Generally, the inevitable war between Ariq Boke and his older brother…

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  • Genghis Khan

    the way in which the Mongol Empire was ruled. Genghis Khan set basic principles on how the empire should govern itself, and at the core they were shaped by his experiences in his youth and wanting to maintain unity among the various tribes of the steppes. Armed with these principles, he was able to institute them in such a way as to keep his empire together, bound by supreme loyalty as a unifying…

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  • Subotai Attack Mongols

    of the greatest military victories by the Mongols were achieved by this tactic but the Hungarians don’t take the bait and rather fortify their camps. By this point the Mongolians had fought a variety of fortifications that were non-existent on the steppe. From castles to fortified cities the Mongols adapted to siege warfare and even built siege weapons to destroy these fortifications. These fortifications were not nearly as strong as the fortified walls of a city but the point being that the…

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  • Consequences Of Pride In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    Even though Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s new companion, helped to balance Gilgamesh, he also boosted his pride at the same time. After Gilgamesh won the fight, he says: “Enkidu has neither father nor mother, / His hair was growing freely / He was born in the steppe.” (109). This is Gilgamesh’s way of belittling Enkidu. After Gilgamesh speaks these words, Enkidu begins to weep. This shows how Gilgamesh negatively radiates pride even in his…

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