How did the Mongols Destroy Baghdad in 1258?
The destruction of Baghdad in 1258 was a devastating event in the history of the city and the Islamic world. It occurred when the Mongol forces of Hulagu Khan captured and sacked the city, marking the end of the Abbasid Caliphate. The once-glorious city, renowned as a center of learning and culture, was left in ruins, its libraries and palaces burned, and its citizens murdered or enslaved. The events of that day marked a turning point in the history of Baghdad, and the city would never fully recover during the next centuries from the destruction wrought by the Mongols. The sack of Baghdad remains a symbol of the brutality and violence of Mongol expansion.
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Mongol 1# during the invasion of Iraq: "Do you know what those ruins we are in now are?
Mongol 2#: "Apparently, we are in the remains of the city of Babylon, the greatest civilization that existed before the Romans, the Greeks and the Persians…"
Mongol 1#: "Well, Guess we'll have to pay our "respects" to this shrine then, don't you think?" 😉
Mongolian 2#: "You just read my thoughts" 😉
Proceed to unzip
Baiju was one of the main generals during the Siege of Baghdad he also gained the victory of Kösedag but still isn't as popular as his counterparts Subutai, Jebe, etc.
I miss the golden age 😭😭😭
How did Baghdad had perfectly circular walled city?
Arabs took maths from India.
The no system , Trigonometry etc
Translated into Arabic and then books reached Europe.
Technically they played the role of a middle man
Crying library noises
Muslims: "PLEASE, DO NOT DESTROY OUR WORKS. ART SHOULD NEVER BE PROFANED!!!" 😢
Mongols: "Does that include that time you sold the remains of the Colossus of Rhodes for mere scrap and when you burned the documents from the new Library of Alexandria?"
Muslims: "That was infidel art…"
The Sack of Baghdad was more of a scientific loss rather than a political one since the Abbasids had been a city state for three centuries at the time of the siege
it was reported that from the number of books thrown in the river it turned black from the ink of them……the sceinces and advancement of an all time golden age most went to mestry
Good thing that golden age of pisslam ended
Amazing and sad piece of history. 😢😃
I think this event effected the whole Islamic world since they didnt pay much attention to science after that
Hold on, why are we talking about the Abbasids as if they hadn't been subjugated by the Seljuk Turks by this point?
@knowledgia make a video on the Mongol conquest of corfu and how the black death began
Mongols was destructive power only they didn't build an strong empire after they conquered baghdad as well as they didn't get benefit from books in grand library at baghdad instead they used them as cover to pass euraphate river 😥
(Destroy than vanish what f*ck)
Baghdad's condition is just like Islamabad today they still belive chinks will save them but they too will meet their end in some decades
How primitive of Mongols.
I believe it is pronounced Chinggis Khan.
If the Abbasid Caliphs can be just religious leaders once, they can do it again. After the Mongols sacked Baghdad, the Caliphs that came after al-Mutawasim seemed to have no problems with being just the religious leaders residing in the domains of the Mamluk Sultans of Egypt and Bilad al-Sham. So why al-Mutawasim did not take that offer when he had his chance?
The caliph was spending a lavishing life there. Mongols decided to overrun it inorder to demoralize muslims because muslims held caliph at high spiritual esteem. When Baghdad fall, it was found that Caliph had hundreds of concubines and eunuchs beside other wealth; such was our spiritual leader. Smashing such spiritual leader was not any bigger job for mighty mongols. BTW ,fall of Baghdad proved a herbinger of many events in future. It led to establishment of caliphate of Ottoman Empire which wouldn't have been possible in parallel with Abbasid Baghdad based Caliphate.
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We can talk bad about the Mongols siege of Baghdad, But keep In mind the Ottoman Empire was just as brutal , They gave birth to in insanity of Vlad Dracula
TBH, even after the sack of Baghdad, science kept on going elsewhere like in Cairo, where scientists and historians lived like Ibn Al Khaldun. In my opinion, the Islamic Golden Age began in 786(Harun Al Rashid became Abbasid caliph and funded science) to 1386(rise of ottomans and decline of science) I'm not saying the ottomans didn't have science but science declined because the amount of enemies the ottomans had on all sides and the Reconquista and fall of Al Andalus.
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Wisdom we will never know in water
Is this channel pro mussie???
Rest In Peace for who died in Baghdad 🙏🏼
Mongols had $ex with tons of White women!
Hulagu is burning in the eternal hell
If I had a nickel for every time a Grand Vizier proved to be a problem for a Sultan or Caliph….
I don't know how many nickels I would have. But I bet I would be surprised lol
You have a good voice for these types of videos. Keep it up.
If the house of wisdom was not destroyed the humanity would have progressed much more than today.
Video Idea: How did Lithuania Rise from the Top in the Medieval Ages 1236-1430
Bagdad in the Golden Age must have been an astonishing city. Maybe one of the greatest ever to exist.
HINT: it was not through peaceful means or a death orb laser station, that we know of.