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By Giovanni Carpini,Adolph Caso,Erik Hildinge

with the exception of Marco Polo (whose publication entitled, The Million, which means one million lies a few terrific China), Europeans knew little or no approximately China. while the Mongols driven out of China of their conquests to the west, all of sudden the Europeans have been confronted with a veritable threat.
In 1241, Mongols had killed greater than 100,000 knights and squaddies in Russia, Poland and Hungary. furthermore, the invaders laid waste to the land like no different strength in background. Pope Gregory IX, realizing too good the specter of doom, used to be helpless simply because Europe knew not anything approximately these invaders; worse, there has been no status military to fulfill the problem. The Pope prepare a workforce of missionaries to visit China with the key challenge of collecting acceptable intelligence to deliver again. Friar Giovanni Carpini did precisely that. He went to China, accrued the data, wrote them down in Latin, and awarded them to the Pope. His wide record, although, used to be by no means published.
the current English translation by means of Hildinger is the 1st ever to be released in English, and will nonetheless be specific on the earth.

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