I agree with you that Mongols were barbaric in their nature of the order. How they fought puts them directly into the category of barbaric people. This is true because of their relentless killings and torturing of women to get evidence from them. They made sure that all the women who were in their custody got so much tortured just for the sake of getting evidence from them. The survivor’s account also talks about how he wanted to hide within the building but got lucky to decide to go and hide in the bush where they could not get him. Therefore it is true that Mongols were barbaric since after two days he came back and found out that they had done so much evil, killed so many people, and destroyed the place.
It is true that Mongols were organized and were religious. Some of these societal structures were such that women were not allowed to drink and that they could mourn their dead. However, they were also barbaric and I agree with you that their manner of being barbaric was an organized one as they could do their things in order. When it comes to war they were known to be ruthless and fought to their last. However, as you have stated war does not fully define a people and therefore their life outside war is very visible and here we know that they were a society of people who had their belief system and were organized even though they were brutal and barbaric.