Mission to Constantinople is an historical memoir written by Liutprand of Cremona, a hidden copy of which was found by Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the 16th century.


A peculiar work of reportage dating from the 10th century CE, "Mission To Constantinople" is the memoir of a Latin emissary's reluctant visit to the heart of the Byzantine Empire. An impatient and irascible man, Liutprand spends most of his time recounting the injustices and insults he suffers in the court of the Byzantine Emperor. Not surprisingly, he also hated Byzantine cuisine, and found his pillow to be of an insufficient thread-count.