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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
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"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
915.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS5.95
LC item number
.G67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
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, 1002-1021 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 : Tomé Pires, 1511-1521 CE. -- The Asian world : 500-1500 CE
Control code
ocn191926190
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
viii, 228 p.,
Isbn
9780306817397
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191926190
Label
When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon
Publication
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, 1002-1021 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 : Tomé Pires, 1511-1521 CE. -- The Asian world : 500-1500 CE
Control code
ocn191926190
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
viii, 228 p.,
Isbn
9780306817397
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191926190

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