Historia Mongalorum Quos Nos Tartaros Appellamus
Author : Giovanni (da Pian del Carpine, Archbishop of Antivari)
Publisher : Branden Books
Release Date : 1996
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015037424986
Pages : 144 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( downloads)
Download Historia Mongalorum Quos Nos Tartaros Appellamus in PDF Full Online by Giovanni (da Pian del Carpine, Archbishop of Antivari) and published by Branden Books. This book was released on 1996 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Except for Marco Polo (whose book entitled, The Million, meaning a million lies about a fabulous China), Europeans knew very little about China. When the Mongols pushed out of China in their conquests to the west, suddenly the Europeans were faced with a veritable threat. In 1241, Mongols had killed more than 100,000 knights and soldiers in Russia, Poland and Hungary. In addition, the invaders laid waste to the land like no other force in history. Pope Gregory IX, understanding too well the threat of doom, was helpless because Europe knew nothing about those invaders; worse, there was no standing army to meet the challenge. The Pope put together a team of missionaries to go to China with the secret mission of gathering appropriate intelligence to bring back. Friar Giovanni Carpini did exactly that. He went to China, gathered the information, wrote them down in Latin, and presented them to the Pope. His extensive report, however, was never published. This English translation by Hildinger is the first ever to be published in English, and may still be one of a kind in the world.