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!
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?