3.2: Tartars? (30)

Sun, 7 May 89 21:04:39 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 2. Sunday, 7 May 1989.

Date: Sat, 6 May 89 21:14:00 CDT
From: Richard Goerwitz <goer@sophist.BITNET>
Subject: Tartars & Europe in general

Kevin Berland just posted a query concerning Elizabethan knowledge
of the Tartars. I don't know what his motive for asking was, but,
for whatever reason, I've got a similar query.

Lately I've been dabbling with 18th cent. mysticism. One writer
makes several obscure references to Great Tartary and to the Tar-
tars (not necessarily the same thing!). I've had lots of trouble
just locating Great Tartary. Every early modern map I look at seems
to have it in a different place.

If anyone reading this could point me towards some relevant liter-
ature I'd be very grateful.

-Richard L. Goerwitz