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HIST 347: The Mongol Empire (HC)

History 347: The Mongol Empire (Smith) Spring 2013

Primary Sources

Primary sources can take many different forms.  Letters, accounts and other kinds of documents written at the time of an event or era allow a nuanced and detailed understanding of historical issues.  Material below explains ways to locate primary sources in Tripod and Worldcat.  To find additional primary sources, historical studies in books and journal articles will often offer the best recommendations. Check footnotes and bibliographies for references to material written in the medieval period.

Finding Primary Sources 

Primary source translations that are in the Tricollege libraries will often be listed in Tripod under subject terms and the word "sources."  For example, the search mongol* sources produces books including:

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Genghis Khan and Chinese Envoys


                     Genghis Khan and Chinese envoys  (Wikimedia Commons)