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China through the eyes of the West : from Marco Polo to the last emperor

Author: Gianni Guadalupi; Valeria Manferto; Laura Accomazzo
Publisher: Vercelli, Italy : White Star, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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China Revealed presents the history of the relationships between Europe and the Celestial Empire of classical antiquity, from the time when the caravans began to bring a divine fabric known as silk to the shores of the Mediterranean from the far off, mysterious East, up to the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Through beautifully illustrated maps, ancient engravings, the first black and white pictures and color  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Guadalupi; Valeria Manferto; Laura Accomazzo
ISBN: 8854400157 9788854400153
OCLC Number: 56944268
Description: 336 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 37 cm.
Contents: The mysterious land of the silk makers --
Pilgrims and merchants --
Curious bureaucrats, sedentary navigators --
Mission to the Great Khan --
Marco Polo "Ser Milione" --
The archbishop of Khanbaliq --
The vagabond of Islam --
The great eunuch of the three jewels --
The white devils --
Doctor Li Ma-theu --
The tribute of the blond barbarians --
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The son of the sea goddess --
The Black Dragon River --
China becomes the rage --
The diversions of the Son of Heaven --
The grasshopper's poison --
Jesus Christ's younger brother --
The Amur : Russia's river route to empire --
The sacking of the Summer Palace --
The whore of Asia --
The marvels of steam --
The vagabonds of the faith --
At the court of the old Buddha --
The last days of Imperial Peking --
The fists of righteous harmony --
The desert of the Tartars --
The discovery of Lhasa --
The white bear and the yellow monkeys --
Gunboats in the jungle --
The twilight of the Forbidden City.
Other Titles: Cina rivelata.
Responsibility: text, Gianni Guadalupi ; editorial project, Valeria Manferto De Fabianis, Laura Accomazzo ; graphic designer, Patrizia Balocco Lovisetti ; editorial coordination, Federica Romagnoli ; translation, A.B.A., Milan.
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China Revealed presents the history of the relationships between Europe and the Celestial Empire of classical antiquity, from the time when the caravans began to bring a divine fabric known as silk to the shores of the Mediterranean from the far off, mysterious East, up to the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Through beautifully illustrated maps, ancient engravings, the first black and white pictures and color plates, this book describes the incredible experiences of those who ventured into distant Cathay, crossing the endless deserts of Asia and the treacherous oceans. The Franciscan monks, who were the first to penetrate the Mongolian steppes, the merchants such as Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, the Portuguese sailors and Jesuit missionaries, who became counselors to the Son of the Heavens, and many more.

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