When Asia Was the World : Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the "Riches of the "East"

Description

While European civilization stagnated in the Dark Ages," Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of spiritual, commercial, and intellectual connections, the distant regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with trade, international diplomacy, and the exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a compelling and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500,a time when Asia was the world,by relating the personal journeys of Asia's many travellers.

Details

Author(s)
Stewart Gordon
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
142 x 208 x 18mm | 272.16g
Publication date
01 Feb 2009
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, MA, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
16 pages b/w photos
ISBN10
030681739X
ISBN13
9780306817397
Bestsellers rank
250,753