Start studying the mongol empire learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Ask anyone who was the person that most influenced world history: few would mention genghis khan arguably, however, genghis khan and the mongols were the dominant force that shaped eurasia and consequently the modern world not for what they destroyed – though they wrought much destruction all over the continent – but for what they built. The mongols unify eurasia p243 china under the song dynasty, 960-1279 •most advanced civilization in the world •extensive urbanization • iron and steel manufacturing •technical innovations –printing –gunpowder –water pumps and locks used for canal network.
Once chinggis had succeeded in bringing the mongols together, in 1206, a meeting of the so-called khuriltai (an assemblage of the mongol nobility) gave their new leader the title of chinggis khan: khan of all between the oceans. Many believe that his unification of the mongols — rather than the conquests that he initiated once he had unified the mongols — was chinggis khan's biggest accomplishment. Mongols in china: civilian life under mongol rule, below] perhaps most importantly, the mongol empire inextricably linked europe and asia and ushered in an era of frequent and extended contacts between east and west.
The mongol empire was governed by a civilian and military code, called the yassa, created by genghis khan the mongol empire did not emphasize the importance of ethnicity and race in the administrative realm, instead adopting an approach grounded in meritocracy the exception was the role of genghis khan and his family.
Here the mongol era can be seen as the continuation of previously existing trends cultural cross pollination of eurasia under the mongols had major influence on everybody involved the old mongol capital of qaraqorum was built using the best that the afro-eurasian cultural sphere had to offer.
The mongol empire would become the largest empire at its peak, stretching from china as far as russia mongol rule in these areas integrated them from the rest of the world, and stimulated trade between europe and asia. After founding the empire and being proclaimed genghis khan, he launched the mongol invasions that conquered most of eurasia campaigns initiated in his lifetime include those against the qara khitai , caucasus , and khwarazmian , western xia and jin dynasties.
The 'barbaric' mongols unify eurasia decline of the abbasid caliphate in the west and the tang dynasty in the east turks took over the west nomadic mongols invaded the east a) song dynasty (960 - 1279 ce): evolved the technological innovations of the tang dynasty: printing water pump and. Mongol the mongolian empire was not easily put in power, it took hard work and determination to pursue these goals.