Less well-known than his contemporary Marco Polo, Rabban Sauma was a Christian Uygur monk who traveled in the opposite direction as Polo, from China to western Europe. In France he presented to the king a proposal by the Mongol governor of Baghdad to form a Mongol-Christian alliance to recover Jerusalem from the Muslims. The alliance never materialized.

Rabban Sauma, a Christian Uygur monk, and his young colleague Rabban Markos traveled from

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:45-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on SAUMA Rabban (Lièbān Sǎomǎ 列班扫马)|Lièbān Sǎomǎ 列班扫马 (SAUMA Rabban)

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