The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars
Author: Fr. Giovanni Carpini, Erik Hildinger
Thirteen century Europeans knew all too well the ravages left behind by Attila the Hun. This new scourge by the Mongols, who had already laid to waste a great part of Central Europe, were again knocking at the doors of mainland Italy. Except for their complete ruthlessness, little else was known about them. The Pope, whose predecessor had received credit for having saved Europe from Attila, was
faced with a similar dilemma. But, how could he fight against an enemy about whom he and the Europeans had little if any updated information? Thus, the mission to the Tartars, and Carpini's first account available to Europe. And, now, for the first time, translated and published in English.