William of Rubruck: a review article

  title={William of Rubruck: a review article},
  author={P. Jackson},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  • P. Jackson
  • Published 1987
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The appearance of a new translation of the Itinerarium of William of Rubruck (1253–55) furnishes an opportunity to review the work done on this, possibly the most valuable of Western sources on the Mongols. By comparison with the mission of his fellow-Franciscan John of Plano Carpini some eight years before, that of Rubruck to the court of the Great Khan Mongke has been singularly unfortunate. An account of the earlier mission (the so-called “Tartar Relation”) was being drawn up in Poland even… Expand
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