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Will the Fanim finally get a break? posted 19 April 2005 in Author Q & AWill the Fanim finally get a break? by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

I read some amazing "histories" of Mongol battles and sieges. When they laid seige to Baghdad, they used their corvee labor (from other sucessful sieges and villages on the way) to build a second wall around Baghdad's walls. This way people couldn't slip out of the walls. Then they lobbed flaming balls and big rocks into the city. The graneries burned down and while people were trying to put fires out, they scaled the walls. Before too long the city surrendered. They put the Caliph and his sons to death, and then looted and pillaged the city.

Unfortunately, most of these are in Persian and have not, to the best of my knowledge, been translated. Their tone and approach are very interesting though - in terms of what is honorable/admirable behavior and what is not. view post


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