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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 Leslie Peirce now available!

In this episode Karen Stark speaks with Dr. Leslie Peirce, professor of history at New York University, about topics ranging from early modern Ottoman history, slavery, and the harem, to Turkish historical TV dramas. You can listen to the podcast here. Dr. Peirce is a professor of history at New York University. Her writing and teaching… Continue reading Past Perfect! with Leslie Peirce now available!