In 1253 the Franciscan friar William of Rubruck undertook a journey to the Mongols in the East. Shortly after his return in 1255 he wrote down his discoveries and experiences as an account of the Mongols to the French King Louis IX. Inspired by microhistory, and hereby narrowing the scope of the study, the aim of this project is to investigate his travel account and from this point of origin learn about the world of that period. To follow in the footsteps of Rubruck, in this project, means to examine themes like the Nestorian Christians, the Mongols, and the ideas, thoughts, concepts and beliefs that were dominant in the world of those times. The main focus, however, will be on the religious dimension since one of the aspects of the journey is proselytising. Eventually we reach an understanding of Rubruck’s prior knowledge and understandings, and whether these have influenced or been developed in his interactions with the mongols.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 dec. 2012|
- Vilhelm af Rubruk
- William of Rubruck