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A primary source on the Mongols translated into English for the first time and available online: Simon of Saint-Quentin’s History of the Tartars!

You are probably familiar with Marco Polo's famous book about his time in the Mongol Empire. But have you ever heard of Polo's contemporary, Simon of Saint-Quentin, or his book - History of the Tartars (Historia Tartarorum)? It's available in English for the first time, right here:  http://www.simonofsaintquentin.org Simon was one of the very first… Continue reading A primary source on the Mongols translated into English for the first time and available online: Simon of Saint-Quentin’s History of the Tartars!

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Past Perfect! with Ruth Mazo Karras now available!

In this episode Chris Mielke speaks with Dr. Ruth Mazo Karras, professor of history and expert on medieval social and cultural history, gender, and sexuality. To listen to the podcast please click here. Dr. Karras is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota, as well as the General Editor of the University of Pennsylvania… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Ruth Mazo Karras now available!