Volume 2 of two-volume set. One of the greatest books of all time�a vast treasury of invaluable observations on the peoples and geography of the Near East and Asia in the 13th century. Detailed descriptions of cities, customs, laws, crops, animals, political systems, much more. Extensive editorial apparatus, nearly 200 illustrations (many double-page spreads) and 32 maps and site plans augment the text. Reprinted from the third edition (1903), revised and updated by Henri Cordier, of the magnificent Yule translation of 1871.