Author:Antti Ruotsala

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Europeans and Mongols in the Middle of the Thirteenth Century

By: Antti Ruotsala

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2001

Seller ID: 114492

ISBN: 9514108914

Condition: New


This study examines the first contacts between Europe and the Mongol Empire after the Mongol invasion of Europe (1241–1242). The eye-witness travel accounts of the Mongols by John of Plano Carpini, Simon of Saint-Quentin, and William of Rubruck are considered. The European point of view dominates the research because of the nature of primary sources. What do the encounters with the Mongols reveal about the world-view, identity, and self-understanding of Europeans? How did they think and behave in the face of otherness? Was it possible to trespass over the religious-cultural borders? Printed ... View more info