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11.14: Links to Primary Sources

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  • Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela eds, Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources

    Medieval Sourcebook:

    Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325 – 1354

    Sacred Texts

    William of Rubruck’s Account of the Mongols

    Description of Mongol warfare from Friar John of Plano Carpini

    The Book of Dede Korkut

    Ibn al-Athir: On The Tatars, 1220 – 1221CE

    Marco Polo: On the Tartars

    Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207 – 1273 CE): from The Masnavi, c. 1250 CE

    Jalal-ad-Din Rumi (1207 – 1273 CE): The Fairest Land, c. 1250 CE

    Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207 – 1273): Poems from the Divan-I Shams-I Tabriz, c. 1270 CE

    Hafiz (1325 – 1389 CE): Verses in Praise of God, c. 1370 CE

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