There is debate among scholars about the quality and quantity of change the Mongols imposed on society in the Rus’. Much of this has to do with the ideology of Silence, in this context meaning the general notion of omitting any positive achievements the Mongols brought to the Rus’ from historical documentation. Historians Charles Halperin and A. M. Sakharov are good examples of both sides of the Mongol argument.
Even in the development of their arguments, one can see differences form from the way both writers view the subject. … Read the rest here