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Monks of Kublai Khan, Emperor of China: Medieval Travels from China through Central Asia to Persia and Beyond
     

Monks of Kublai Khan, Emperor of China: Medieval Travels from China through Central Asia to Persia and Beyond

by Rabban Sauma, David Morgan (Introduction), Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (Translator)
 

Towards the end of the thirteenth century the Nestorian monk, Raban Sauma, together with his disciple Mark, began a journey from Mongol-controlled China to Jerusalem. Though they never reached their destination, due to military unrest, they did reach Baghdad, where Raban Sauma spent many years before later becaming Ilkhanid ambassador to Europe. His disciple, Mark,

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Towards the end of the thirteenth century the Nestorian monk, Raban Sauma, together with his disciple Mark, began a journey from Mongol-controlled China to Jerusalem. Though they never reached their destination, due to military unrest, they did reach Baghdad, where Raban Sauma spent many years before later becaming Ilkhanid ambassador to Europe. His disciple, Mark, became the Nestorian Catholicus. Sauma's account of his travels provides unique information on both the Ilkhans of Persia and their dealings with the Mongol Christians as well as the events that led to the downfall of the Nestorian church in China. Sauma met with the Pope and with many of the European monarchs and his account further provides a unique picture of Medieval Europe through Asian eyes. Translated by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, who also included a substantial introduction, the work is now rare. This edition contains a new introduction from David Morgan, the leading scholar of the Mongol period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780764535
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/27/2014
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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Rabban Sawma, with a new introduction by David Morgan, translated by E.A Wallis Budge.

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