How does the following account enlarge upon the character of the Pax Mongolica created by the Mongols by the middle of the thirteenth century?
The Franciscan monk, William of Rubruck, was sent by Louis IX of France on an embassy to the great Khan Mongke’s court. He reached
Karakorum, the capital of Mongke, in 1254 and came upon a woman from Lorraine (in France) called Paquette, who had been brought from Hungary and was in the service of one of the prince’s wives who was a Nestorian Christian. At the court he came across a Parisian goldsmith named Guillaume Boucher, ‘whose brother dwelt on the Grand Pont in Paris’. This man was first employed by the Queen Sorghaqtani and then by Mongke’s younger brother. Rubruck found that at the great court festivals the Nestorian priests were admitted first, with their regalia, to bless the Grand Khan’s cup, and were followed by the Muslim clergy and Buddhist and Taoist monks…
This account enlarges up the secular character of the Pax Mongolica by the middle of the 13th century:
1. Mongols Recruited administrators and armed forces from people of all ethnic groups that were present, there was a multilingual and multi-religious regime that didn’t feel endangered due to its pluralistic constitution.
2. From the above incident it became clear that the French Monarch Louise IX had sent his ambassador William of Rubruck to Karakorum. This depicts that the Mongols were successful in establishing well –knit relations with it neighbours.
3. The Persian goldsmith Guillaume Boucher provided that Mongol rulers lived with a great display and showed their servants who serves them which they got from different part of the world. The servants were given good salaries and benefits due to this economical benefit they reached the Mongol court from far away to serve it.