To See the Mongols 06: The Road from Karakorum

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Part six in a series on Latin Christendom’s 13th-century contacts with the Mongol Empire, this episode takes William of Rubruck from his final audience before Mongke Khan to the long trip home across an Alexandrian divide.

Human Circus is a history podcast. I’m telling stories of largely forgotten figures from the past and talking about their historical context. Specifically, I’m talking about travel narratives that show the surprisingly interconnected nature of the medieval world. Let me know what you think, here, on twitter, or at humancircuspod at gmail dot com.

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