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Indo-Persian travels in the age of discoveries, 1400-1800

Author: Muzaffar Alam; Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a ground-breaking work based on detailed and sensitive readings of travel accounts in Persian, dealing with India, Iran, and Central Asia between c.1400 and the decline of the Mughal dynasty in India.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muzaffar Alam; Sanjay Subrahmanyam
ISBN: 9780521129558 0521129559
OCLC Number: 461270297
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xvi, 399 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: the travel account from Beijing to the Bosphorus; 2. From Timur to the Bahmanis: fifteenth-century views; 3. Courtly encounters; 4. An ocean of wonders; 5. When hell is other people; 6. An eastern mirror; 7. The long road to rum; 8. On early-modern travel.
Responsibility: Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam.
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