Stearns Chapter Fourteen


PART ONE:  Read Chapter Fourteen in your textbook and answer the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if wish at your own risk, but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.

  1. How did Genghis Khan create the Mongolian war machine and empire?
  2. How did the Mongols govern their empire and its peoples?
  3. How did Mongol rule allow religion and commerce to flourish?
  4. How did Mongol rule influence Europe, the Muslim World, and China?
  5. Why did Nomads cease to be a threat after the Mongols?
  6. How did the Mongols facilitate exchanges and interactions?
  7. What factors limited the ability of the Mongols to trade with some regions?
  8. Describe Mongol military technologies.
  9. Describe Mongol communications technologies.
  10. Why was the level of Mongol technology suited to their way of life?


PART TWO: Write a coherent essay ONE of the following topics. Your essay should be three to four fully developed paragraphs, and should answer the question completely. Any attempt to hurry through this part of the assignment may result in a substantially lower grade.

  1. Compare and Contrast gender roles in Mongolian society with that of the Muslims and Chinese. How were they alike and how were they different?
  2. Compare and contrast the destruction brought about by the Huns and the Mongols.
  3. Compare and contrast the Roman Pax Romana and the style of rule of the Mongols. How were they alike and how were they different?
  4. Compare and contrast the Roman and Mongol war machines and military tactics.