Book was excellent shape Morris Rossabi has done a remarkable and meticulous piece of scholarship with this book In it he reconstructs the journey of a Nestorian Christian and his lifelong friend to the Christian west sent journey of a Nestorian Christian and his lifelong friend to the Christian west sent "emissaries of the Mongol emperor of China Kublai Khan to hopefully meet with the heads of the "of the Mongol emperor of China Kublai Khan to hopefully meet with the heads of the and major players the
Pope European Monarchs The Byzantines European monarchs the Byzantines Constantinople It was a long and at times hazardous journey for te two They were detained from their mission because of the political turmoil caused by the Islamic empires which were gaining control of the Levant It was these very Islamic ingdoms that caused the Khan to send his Toward the end of the thirteenth century at about the time Marco Polo was being received by the great Khubilai Khan a Nestorian Christian monk from China called Rabban Sauma was making the reverse journey from the Mongol capital what is now Beijing to. ,
happypink.co.uk æ 8 charactersBer of cultures Professor Rossabi shows an ease and familiarity with their texts and histories and uses all of them to create an at times uite gripping book The professor teaching this class was horrible He made us read 3 books including this one totaling than 600 pages For a level 100 class Great book Arrived on time I must recomend this book Proffesor Rossabi does a great job telling the story of this remarkable man and his journey as a pilgrim and later ambassador of thw Mongols drawing from
The Limited Surviving Materialslimited surviving materials for the casual history buff and the scholarly enthusiast to a robust bibliography extensive notes A ripping good read "to a robust bibliography and extensive notes A ripping good read aroun. Vels against the turbulent era of the Mongol Empire and the last Crusades His indispensable book provides a uniue first hand Asian perspective on Europe and illuminates a crucial period in the early history of global diplomatic and commercial networki. .
Mbassadors westward Kublai Khan was aware that the Islamic "UPSTARTS COULD POSE HIS REIGN SOME PROBLEMS A DISTANT "could pose his reign some problems a distant the Ilkhan of Persia was having immediate problems of the same sort What the Great Khan proposed to the west was a military alliance against the Muslims but it was not to be Rabban Sauma did get to meet the Pope and the ings of France and England but never made it back home Although he wrote a memoir of his journey only a uite truncated version has come down to posterity and the document is a trial for skilled Syriacists In its place we have Rossabi s skillfull blending of not only Sauma s text but material from his
CONTEMPORARIES AS WELL ACROSS A NUM.as well Across a num. Jerusalem Upon reaching Baghdad―the first traveler to arrive from China―Sauma learned that his pilgrimage could not be fulfilled because of Islamic control of the Holy Land In Voyager from Xanadu Morris Rossabi traces Sauma’s trans Eurasian tra.