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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.simonofstquentin.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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Upcoming Lecture: The Madāriyya Sufi brotherhood in India: Good Muslims or heretics?

Open to the Public Speaker: Ute Falasch Building: Nador u. 9, Monument Building Room: Gellner Date: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm Since it was found by the Syrian Sufi Badīʿ al-Dīn Shāh Madār in the beginning of 15th century India, the Madāriyya Sufi brotherhood quickly became and remained one of the biggest brotherhoods on the subcontinent.… Continue reading Upcoming Lecture: The Madāriyya Sufi brotherhood in India: Good Muslims or heretics?