When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the

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

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by Stewart Gordon
     
 

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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.… See more details below

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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 travelers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306817298
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
197,157
File size:
4 MB

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