‘If history relies upon written records produced by city-based literati, nomadic societies will always receive a hostile representation.’

Would you agree with this statement? Does it explain the reason why Persian chronicles produced such inflated figures of casualties resulting from Mongol campaigns?

Yes, I agree with the statement that the nomadic society used to plunder the cities. That’s why city based societies always hated them. The same thing is applicable on Persian chronicles. They produced inflated figures of causalities resulting from Mongol campaigns which prove their cruelty as cruel assassins. Due to the transcontinental span of the Mongol Empire the sources were written in different languages.