Seeking some with knowledge in medieval history, preferably a history or english major, who can write a college-level comparative essay on the travels and writing
The following is the prompt:
The later medieval period was a period when markets expanded and travelers set off to explore the Far East. Write an essay that analyzes the reportage of Marco Polo and William of Rubruck. Some questions to ask yourself are: How are they similar? How are they different? What accounts for the points of view and their differences? Who are they writing for? Do you think one is a more reliable reporter than the other? Use lecture notes and other texts (i.e. Dati) to contextualize your response.