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When Asia Was the World by Stewart Gordon
When Asia Was the World by Stewart Gordon
$25.00
Manufacturer Number: AS36
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When Asia Was the World by Stewart Gordon... Published by: Da Capo Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780306815560... Condition: New Hardback... In this well researched book, Gordon, an academic with Asia as his specialty, demonstrates how travellers and academics of Asia and the Middle East laid the ground work that opened up...
 

When Asia Was the World by Stewart Gordon

Published by: Da Capo Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780306815560

Condition: Near Fine Hardback in a Fine Dust Jacket. Apart from a slight dulling of the text block, the book looks new

In this well researched book, Gordon, an academic with Asia as his specialty, demonstrates how travellers and academics of Asia and the Middle East laid the ground work that opened up Asia to, firstly, European colonists and subsequently to the focus of Western interest that continues to this day. The book's 220 pages includes at least 10 pages of maps and 16 pages of black and white illustrations as well as extensive source notes and suggested further reading on the subject matter of each chapter.

The Contents include - 1 - Monasteries & Monarchs: Xuanzang, 2 - Caliph and Caravan: Ibn Fadlan, 3 - Philosopher and Physician: Ibn Sina, 4 - Ingots and Artifacts: The Intan Shipwreck, 5 - Pepper and Partnerships: Abraham Bin Yiju, 6 - Nobles and Notables: Ibn Battuta, 7 - Treasure and Treaty: Ma Huan, 8 - Blood and Salt: Babur, 9 - Medicines and Misunderstandings: Tome Pires and 10 - The Asian World, 500-1500 CE.

Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia