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When Asia was the world

Author: Stewart Gordon
Publisher: [Cambridge, Mass.] : Da Capo Press, ©2008.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Gordon
ISBN: 9780306815560 0306815567 9780306817397 030681739X
OCLC Number: 148913992
Description: viii, 228 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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 : Tomé Pires, 1511-1521 CE. --
The Asian world : 500-1500 CE.
Responsibility: Stewart Gordon.
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How Asia's great civilization spread when its traveling merchants, scholars, and holy men brought their shining civilization to Europe's Dark Ages  Read more...

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"Choice," 11/08"A unique and wonderful book...The chapters tell vivid stories full of fascinating details...Grounded in sophisticated network theory, Gordon's stories therefore convey a big picture Read more...

 
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