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The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck - Hakluyt Society

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Prior to the 13th century the horizons of Western Christians extended no further than the principalities of what is now European Russia and the Islamic powers of the near East. Beyond lay a world of which they had only the haziest impressions. The belief that Christian communities were to be found here was nurtured in the 12th century by the growth of the legend of Prester John; but otherwise Asia was peopled in the Western imagination by monstrous races borrowed from the works of late Antiquity. The Franciscan William of Rubruck, travelled through the Mongol empire in 1253-55, composed this earliest report of his missionary journey that has come down to us. Translation from Latin by Peter Jackson.

Hardback book in very good condition. Bottom corners and end of spine bumped. Top edge of text block lightly foxed.
Dust jacket in good condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped and chipped. Spine faded. Edges of spine worn. Top edge of front cover shelfworn with 1cm closed tear. Covers rubbed and worn.

Item details

Added value:
Hakluyt Society Series II Volume 173
Author(s):
Jackson, Peter; Morgan, David, eds.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0904180298
ISBN-13:
9780904180299
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Hakluyt Society
Title:
The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck. His Journey to the Court of The Great Khan Mongke 1253-1255

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Prior to the 13th century the horizons of Western Christians extended no further than the principalities of what is now European Russia and the Islamic powers of the near East. Beyond lay a world of which they had only the haziest impressions. The belief that Christian communities were to be found here was nurtured in the 12th century by the growth of the legend of Prester John; but otherwise Asia was peopled in the Western imagination by monstrous races borrowed from the works of late Antiquity. The Franciscan William of Rubruck, travelled through the Mongol empire in 1253-55, composed this earliest report of his missionary journey that has come down to us. Translation from Latin by Peter Jackson.

Hardback book in very good condition. Bottom corners and end of spine bumped. Top edge of text block lightly foxed.
Dust jacket in good condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped and chipped. Spine faded. Edges of spine worn. Top edge of front cover shelfworn with 1cm closed tear. Covers rubbed and worn.

Added value:
Hakluyt Society Series II Volume 173
Author(s):
Jackson, Peter; Morgan, David, eds.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0904180298
ISBN-13:
9780904180299
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Hakluyt Society
Title:
The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck. His Journey to the Court of The Great Khan Mongke 1253-1255

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