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The Resource When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon

When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon

Label
When Asia was the world
Title
When Asia was the world
Statement of responsibility
Stewart Gordon
Title variation
When Asia was the world
Title variation remainder
traveling merchants, scholars, warriors, and monks who created the "riches of the east"
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While European intellectual, cultural, and commercial life stagnated during the early medieval period, Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of religious, commercial, and intellectual connections, the different regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with commerce, international diplomacy, and the brisk exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a look at Asia from A.D. 700 to 1500, a time when Asia was the world, by describing the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers--the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture.--From publisher description
Summary
Describes the important influence of Asia's great civilization on the West, as traveling merchants, scholars, philosophers, and religious figures brought the wisdom of China and the Middle East to medieval Europe during the Dark Ages
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
223375
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Stewart
Dewey number
950.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers
  • Asia
  • Asia
Target audience
adult
Label
When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Traveling merchants, scholars, warriors, and monks who created the "riches of the East". " --cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-221) and index
Contents
Monasteries and monarchs : Xuanzang, 618-632 CE -- Caliph and caravan : Ibn Fadlan, 921-922 CE -- Philosopher and physician : Ibn Sina, 1020-1036 CE -- Ingots and artifacts : the Intan shipwreck, circa 1000 CE -- Pepper and partnerships : Abraham bin Yiju, 1120-1160 CE -- Nobles and notables : Ibn Battuta, 1325-1356 CE -- Treasure and treaty : Ma Huan, 1413-1431 CE -- Blood and salt : Babur, 1494-1526 CE -- Medicines and misunderstandings : Tom⥠Pires, 1511-1521 CE. -- The Asian world : 500-1500 CE
Control code
000043600591
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 228 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306817397
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148913992
Label
When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon
Publication
Note
"Traveling merchants, scholars, warriors, and monks who created the "riches of the East". " --cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-221) and index
Contents
Monasteries and monarchs : Xuanzang, 618-632 CE -- Caliph and caravan : Ibn Fadlan, 921-922 CE -- Philosopher and physician : Ibn Sina, 1020-1036 CE -- Ingots and artifacts : the Intan shipwreck, circa 1000 CE -- Pepper and partnerships : Abraham bin Yiju, 1120-1160 CE -- Nobles and notables : Ibn Battuta, 1325-1356 CE -- Treasure and treaty : Ma Huan, 1413-1431 CE -- Blood and salt : Babur, 1494-1526 CE -- Medicines and misunderstandings : Tom⥠Pires, 1511-1521 CE. -- The Asian world : 500-1500 CE
Control code
000043600591
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 228 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306817397
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148913992

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