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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!

christmas · Music · psalter · religion

The Melodies of the Christmastide Celebrations

This article is a written version of our Christmas podcast, broadcast on CEU Medieval Radio on December 24th and 25th of 2019. The article provides background information on the study of medieval music in Hungary, medieval Christmas liturgy and introduces an album, produced in Hungary in 1978 featuring Late Medieval plainchant, and a short description of each song and their role in the religious celebrations.

India · news · religion

Upcoming Lecture: Fishing for Souls: Jesuits and Paravas on the Pearlfishing Coast (16th century)

Central European University Audience: Open to the Public Speaker: Ines Zupanov  Building: Nador u. 9, Monument Building Room: Gellner Address: Budapest, Nádor u. 9 Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm   The mission among the Parava pearlfishing community in South India - the first Jesuit mission established by the first Jesuit missionary and saint Francis… Continue reading Upcoming Lecture: Fishing for Souls: Jesuits and Paravas on the Pearlfishing Coast (16th century)