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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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Next Year Don’t Forget to Celebrate Nasir al-Din Tusi Day!

The Middle Ages wouldn't be what they are without the Mongol Empire! But did you know that the Mongols didn't always just kill people? They were also interested in patronizing scientists and artists, particularly in Iran. About a month ago, it was Nasir al-Din Tusi Day in Iran. Nasir al-Din Tusi was a scientist who… Continue reading Next Year Don’t Forget to Celebrate Nasir al-Din Tusi Day!