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!
We are pleased to announce that new episodes of our podcast "Past Perfect!" are coming soon! The broadcasting dates and guest stars are as follows: July 17 - Dr. Verena Krebs July 31 - Dr. Robert Ousterhout August 14 - Dr. Leslie Peirce August 28 - Dr. Ruth Mazo Karras . Many thanks to our wonderful guest scholars and… Continue reading New “Past Perfect!” episodes coming soon!
The Department of History and the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University in Budapest invite undergraduate students to rethink the causes and manifestations of social, political, and cultural crises in history and the various ways communities and individuals coped with them. The departments invite proposals for papers from undergraduates around the world who analyze through particular case… Continue reading Call for Papers: COPING WITH CRISIS: Undergraduate Conference in History