[ Epub ] ❤ Itinerarium fratris Willielmi de Rubruquis de ordine fratrum Minorum, Galli, Anno gratia 1253 ad partes Orientales Author Willem Van Ruysbroeck – Rvtrek.info

William Of Rubruck Was A Franciscan Friar Who Wrote The First Great Travel Book About Asia In 1253 55 He Made The Journey From The Holy Land To The Court Of The Great Khan M Ngke At Qaraqorum In Mongolia And Back Again William Was Interested In All That He Saw His Account Is Particularly Vivid Because He Related To The Individual People He Met This Is The First Annotated Translation To Be Made From The Definitive Latin Text Published By A Van Den Wyngaert In 1929, And Peter Jackson And David Morgan Are To Be Congratulated On Producing An Exemplary Edition The Historical Introduction Is Comprehensive And Succinct, The Translation Excellent And Idiomatic, While The Notes Clarify The Text And Explain Why Important Variant Readings Have Been Chosen Bernard Hamilton, Times Literary Supplement Itinerarium fratris Willielmi de Rubruquis de ordine fratrum Minorum, Galli, Anno gratia 1253 ad partes Orientales


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10 thoughts on “Itinerarium fratris Willielmi de Rubruquis de ordine fratrum Minorum, Galli, Anno gratia 1253 ad partes Orientales

  1. says:

    An interesting text about Friar William s travels He endured trials hardships weather, bad interpreters, lack of food drink, etc in his travels, yet gives a lively account of his time in his telling of it to King Louis IX of France Truthfully, he comes across a bit whiny at times but I would have been too, given the circumstances under which he traveled I enjoyed this particular passage where Friar William is debating religion with some idolators


  2. says:

    Probably not as exciting as Giovanni da Pian del Carpin s travels to Mongolia a decade earlier, but probably a better account overall The narrative is extensive, detailed and the author is a far skeptical about dog headed people or whatever but he still falls for a kneeless people story M ngke Khan s playing of the religions off of one another is masterful, in keeping with the Mongolian tradition Particularly liked the monk s description of the Ne


  3. says:

    In 1253, the Flemish Franciscan friar William of Rubruck made his way to the courts of the Mongol rulers Batu and M ngke bearing a letter from the French Crusader king Louis IX This book is an annotated a translation from Latin of his subsequent report to the king It is a fascinating and rare glimpse of the life of the Mongols during the heyday of their empire in the aftermath of the conquests of Genghis Khan, and a true masterpiece of European medieva


  4. says:

    This book by Father William of Rubruck in which he describes his diplomatic mission in 1254 on behalf of Louis IX of France to the court of the Mongolian emperor Mongke is a treasure Contrary to his famous contemp...


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    William of Rubruck was a Flemish friar who journeyed to the Mongols in 1253 1255 when they were a mysterious enemy for the West, having quickly overrun Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Near East On the orders of the king of France, William was initially sent to the Mongol ruler Sartaq Khan, then sojourning in what is now Ukraine, on the basis of the mistaken impression that Sartaq had converted to Christianity Sartaq sent William on to his father Batu K


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  7. says:

    Scholarship is impressive, translation is good the content itself is mind numbingly boring Essentially Rubruck spends 250 pages complaining about hard travel days, describing minutiae of Nestorian church services, briefly mentioning that the mission trip was a complete fai...


  8. says:

    This account provides a decent window on how the Mongols lived in the mid 13th century There is an astonishing level of similarity to today, as far as everyday life While sometimes rambling and preachy after all, he was a monk , Rubruck does provide a relatively objective view of what he observed.


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