Exploring Misunderstandings within Interreligious Communication : Christian Material Culture and the Medieval Mongols



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Arts

Description The paper discusses historical misunderstandings within interreligious communication as important sources for scholarly research. The paper suggests re-examining textual sources of past interreligious contacts with a special focus on failures and misunderstandings because they might reveal crucial discrepancies between the different religious and cultural concepts, values and practices. In particular, the paper discusses miscommunications over Christian material objects taken by a Franciscan friar William of Rubruck to the Mongols during his journey in 1253-1255.
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