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Mission to Asia / Edition 1
     

Mission to Asia / Edition 1

by Christopher Dawson
 

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ISBN-10: 0802064361

ISBN-13: 9780802064363

Pub. Date: 12/28/1980

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The narratives by John of Plano Carpini and William of Rubruck of their journeys to Mongolia in the middle of the thirteenth century differ from the majority of works in this series. The authors were not canonized saints or beati, and their travels were not missionary journeys in the strict sense, but were more of the nature of political embassies.

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The narratives by John of Plano Carpini and William of Rubruck of their journeys to Mongolia in the middle of the thirteenth century differ from the majority of works in this series. The authors were not canonized saints or beati, and their travels were not missionary journeys in the strict sense, but were more of the nature of political embassies. Nevertheless, they were servants of Christendom as few men have been. They give a first-hand authentic account of the first contact between Western Christendom and the Far East, and this at the moment when the whole oriental world from Korea to Hungary was being turned upside down and remade by one of the greatest catastrophes in the history of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802064363
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
12/28/1980
Series:
MART: The Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching Series , #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
796,520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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