Free Essay: Carpini’s History of the Tartars is a well organized and meticulous report on the Mongol Empire that is told from the perspective of Giovanni. In John of Plano Carpini (Pian del Carpine) and Benedict the Pole, . We came to a certain town which was under the direct rule of the Tartars and is. This journey is recounted by Friar John in his work, History of the Mongols. Genghis Khan divided his Tartars by captains of ten, captains of a hundred, and.

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At that time, through Cod’s special grace, the Lord Vassilko, Duke of Ruscia, had come there, from whom we learnt more accurately of the Tartars ; for he had sent his ambassadors to them, who had come back to him and to his brother Daniel, bearing to the lord Daniel a safe conduct to go to Bati.

They must have helmets and other armour to defend themselves and their horses from the Tartars’ weapons and arrows, and they that are unarmed, must, according to the Tartars’ custom, march behind their fellows, and discharge at the enemy with long—bows and cross-bows.

From these we were able to learn about everything: They were welcomed with open arms and the letter was eventually hand delivered to the Pope. The paternal aunt of the Emperor was in prison, for she had killed his father in the time when their army was in Hungary, and it was for this that the army had retreated from those countries. The first horse, therefore, being driven into the water, all the others’ horses of the company follow him, and so they pass through the river.

The Khan did not dismiss the expedition until November. Secondly, the Don, along which roams a certain prince called Catan, who has as wife Bati’s sister. Third, he hoped to form an alliance with the Mongols so that he could persuade them from invading Christian territory and to form a possible partnership against the Islamic people.

tarrtars He had played a leading role in carini establishment of the Franciscan order, and he had been a leading Franciscan teacher and held important offices in a variety of different countries. It perhaps goes without saying the Great Khan refused the Pope’s invitation to convert to Christianity, and instead directed the Pope to come and submit to him. Crossing the Rhine at Colognethey found the Pope still at Lyonand delivered their report and the Khan’s letter.


The third reason was that we feared lest they be put to death, as our people for the most part are arrogant and hasty: The second reason was that we feared they were intended to be spies.

The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call Tartars

Leaving this place we found a not very large lake, darpini as we did not carpink its name, we do not know it. Highly-esteemed within the Franciscan orderGiovanni had a prominent role in the propagation of its teachings in northern Europe, holding in succession the offices of warden custos in Saxony and provincial minister of Germany.

Giovanni da Pian del Carpini. Giovanni da Pian del Carpini was a Franciscan friar who had been selected by the Pope largely based on his previous experience. Ruysbroeck had conversations with people who had been to China and gave the first Western accounts of paper money and other aspects of Chinese culture. The first Rus capital. Finally, on June 9,the group reached Kiev, which was a Slavic Christian outpost.

To the north of it is a part of the country of the Black Kitayans and an Ocean, and in that quarter is stationed Sitan, a brother of Bati. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. On the first day they were all dressed in white purple; on the second day, and then it was that Cuyuc came to the tent, they were dressed in red purple ; on the third day they were all in blue purple, and on the fourth day in the finest baldakins.

This country has great abundance of hiistory, not large ones, however ; on either bank of these rivers are woods, but of no great width. Science and Its Times: They which give the first encounter must send one band before, and must have another in readi—ness to relieve and support the former in time. His extensive report, however, was never published. Thank You for Your Contribution! His book was the first Western account of the Mongol Empire written by someone who was relatively unbiased.


In his report, Carpini seemed confident that they could convert the Mongols to Christianity despite the contents of the letter.

But before we came to Bati, two of our Tartars went ahead to tell him all we had said at Corenza’s. Often they had to lie on the bare snow, or on ground scraped bare of snow with a foot.

We were also assured by Christians who were of his household that they firmly believed that he was about to become a Christian. Carpini also recruited a Franciscan interpreter named Benedict the Pole along the route. The others who had been given us by Corenza led us in six days from the last camp to Kiew. Thence we went to Corenza, who again begged presents of us, but not having anything we gave nothing.

His Historia discredited the many fables concerning the Mongols current in Western Christendom.

Some of them upon the neck of their lance have a hook, with which they attempt to pull men out of their saddles. Branden Publishing Company, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call Tartars by Giovanni Carpini

After that we entered cafpini country of the Black Kitayans, in which they i. Having heard our motives, and understood and noted them down, they said that, in view of what we had said, they would give us pack-horses as far as Corenza, and supply a guide; and at once they asked for presents, which we gave them, for we must needs do their will.

Ghe runs to the prey or spoil, before the victory is achieved, must undergo a most severe punishment. They beat out many thin plates a finger broad, and a hand long, and making in every one of them eight darpini holes, they lace through three strong and straight leather thongs. They reached their destination on July 22, after a ride of about 3, miles in just over days.