First of all, there things the Caliphate, the Mongol Empire, and European empires belong to very different historical periods, and thus cannot be compared. The "world standards" of what is considered "benevolent" and "tolerant" are changing with time.
The initial focus of the article will be to define the context of each culture in order to define specific cultural identifiers for later examination.
The summaries look specifically at the portrayal of both the Hun and Mongol cultures in relation to foreign perspective as well as look at the expansion of each culture in relation to one another. Following the analysis of the Huns and Mongols the article will then examines the development of the Dothraki culture in terms of the literature of George R.
Martins A Song of Ice and Fire as well as other literary sources in order to examine the past culture of the Dothraki people. In addition particular attention will be paid to the visual representation of the Dothraki culture in the HBO Game of Thrones series and the influences of Native American, African and Afghani cultures in relation to architecture and costume design and the implications this has on the connections with the Huns and Mongols.
These fictional cultures and religions each have similarities to real world cultures and can often be associated with either a single culture or a multitude of cultures that span over a variety of time periods.
The Huns occupied territories of Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe though they were never know to settle down. They were a constantly moving people who did not establish kingdoms, empires or open trade routes.
The Huns reputation of destruction and murder named them the barbarian nations that other barbarians were afraid of. From that point on Attila led the Huns on a brutal rampage of the Eastern Roman Empire and left complete destruction in their wake.
Mongols The Mongols were the ethnic group deriving from Mongolia as well as other surrounding areas, the Mongols established an empire during the 13th and 14th centuries under the rule of Genghis Khan. During his rule Genghis Khan conquered 30 countries, the following map illustrates the expanse of the Mongol Empire.
Mongol Empire The full extent of his empire was approximately eleven and twelve million square miles. A large majority of the sources depict the Mongols are equated to monsters and often labelled as human monsters. The depictions of the Mongol culture from surrounding sources comment on their sadistic nature such as their thrill of watching their young children beat to kill another child.
Travelers deem the area as the Haunted Lands or The Great Desolation for the ruined cities that occupy the area, one of the cities in question is the Kingdom of Sarnar. The following interactive map allows for a more in-depth look at the areas of Westeros and Essos.
Interactive Map of Westeros and Essos After the years that followed the Fall of Valyria the Dothraki the areas surround the free cities broke out into war in what is commonly termed the Century of Blood. The Dothraki, originally divided into a multitude of tribes were united under the control of Khal Mengo.
Mengo and the subsequent Khals rode through the lands of the Dothraki Sea annihilating the cities of the Tall Men and reducing the cities back to their natural state of grasslands. Dany could not have said why the city needed a gate when it had no walls… and no buildings that she could see.
Yet there it stood, immense and beautiful, the great horses framing the distant purple mountain beyond.
Not truly united the Dothraki maintain their position and power over the grasslands and collect payment from neighbouring cities in order to ensure protection. Jackson took inspiration from cultures in the Pacific Islands and looked at the temporary shelters used by nomadic indigenous groups in order to gage what type of architecture the Dothraki would have used.
Inspirations from Native American, African and Afghani influences were used to the Dothraki clothes with a key theme of natural elements. The stress on natural colours and textures were used in order to distinguish the Dothraki culture and some color was used in small areas such as the blue pigment used in the wedding scene.
Unlike the novels the show utilizes linguist Peterson to create a distinct cultural identifier in the terms of the Dothraki people where as in the novels we are simply treated to statements that reveal the Dothraki speak in a different dialogue.
The following behind the scenes video follows the reasoning and challenges concerning the adaptation of the Dothraki Language. Peterson notes that in developing the Dothraki language he utilized the some 30 phrases already present in George R.The empires that are going to be discussed include: The Roman Empire, The Mongols Empire and the Mughal Empire.
Religion in the Roman Empire Religion in the Roman Empire was extremely diverse, due to Rome’s ability to blend in new religious beliefs from freshly conquered territory into the empire, from the Hebrew Religion in Palestine, the Classical Greek Gods of Homer in Asia Minor, the Druids in Gaul and Germania and Celt’s in Britannia, Rome’s religious tolerance was a vital hallmark which greatly attributed in its .
Impact of Mongol empires • Created the largest land empire in the world • Spread traits from other cultures times across the Roman Empire. THE RISE OF THE MONGOLS The Mongols originated in the Central Asian steppes, or dry grasslands.
They were. Compare and Contrast Han China and Imperial Rome - Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.
Comparing and contrasting the social structure and political system of Han China and Imperial Rome. Mongol Empire fell, Osman Bey led Muslim Ottoman Empire Eastern Turkey – named after first leader Osman by controlled most of former Roman Empire, except for Italy west ; Constantinople renamed Istanbul One of three great Muslim empires – Ottoman Empire/Safavid Persia.
The Political aspects of the Mongol and Aztec Empires were very different. However, they were still empires looking to conquer new territory's.
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