INSTRUCTOR S MANUAL_TEST BANK. to accompany RHOADS MURPHEY A HISTORY OF ASIA. Fifth Edition. prepare - The Mongols also used ferocious terror tactics

INSTRUCTOR S MANUAL_TEST BANK. to accompany RHOADS MURPHEY A HISTORY OF ASIA. Fifth Edition. prepare

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60 The Mongols also used ferocious terror tactics. They generally spared cities that offered no resistance, but often massacred all inhabitants of those that did. At the siege of Caffa, Mongols catapulted corpses infected with the Black Plague into the stronghold in hopes of spreading the disease and weakening the defenders. The Mongols also spread word of their great strength through spies and informers, spreading terror before them. Another formidable characteristic of the Mongol armies was their flexibility and willingness to learn from the peoples they had already conquered. For example, only the utilization of Northern Chinese and their various techniques of siege warfare allowed the

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