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The Resource When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon

When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon

Label
When Asia was the world
Title
When Asia was the world
Statement of responsibility
Stewart Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While European intellectual, cultural, and commercial life stagnated during the early medieval period, Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of religious, commercial, and intellectual connections, the different regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with commerce, international diplomacy, and the brisk exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a look at Asia from A.D. 700 to 1500, a time when Asia was the world, by describing the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers--the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
915.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS5.95
  • DS5.95
LC item number
  • .G67 2008
  • .G67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monasteries and monarchs : Xuanzang, 618-632 CE -- Caliph and caravan : Ibn Fadlan, 921-922 CE -- Philosopher and physician : Ibn Sina, 1020-1036 CE -- Ingots and artifacts : the Intan shipwreck, circa 1000 CE -- Pepper and partnerships : Abraham bin Yiju, 1120-1160 CE -- Nobles and notables : Ibn Battuta, 1325-1356 CE -- Treasure and treaty : Ma Huan, 1413-1431 CE -- Blood and salt : Babur, 1494-1526 CE -- Medicines and misunderstandings : Tomé Pires, 1511-1521 CE. -- The Asian world : 500-1500 CE
Control code
148913992
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306815560
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007035608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148913992
Label
When Asia was the world, Stewart Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monasteries and monarchs : Xuanzang, 618-632 CE -- Caliph and caravan : Ibn Fadlan, 921-922 CE -- Philosopher and physician : Ibn Sina, 1020-1036 CE -- Ingots and artifacts : the Intan shipwreck, circa 1000 CE -- Pepper and partnerships : Abraham bin Yiju, 1120-1160 CE -- Nobles and notables : Ibn Battuta, 1325-1356 CE -- Treasure and treaty : Ma Huan, 1413-1431 CE -- Blood and salt : Babur, 1494-1526 CE -- Medicines and misunderstandings : Tomé Pires, 1511-1521 CE. -- The Asian world : 500-1500 CE
Control code
148913992
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306815560
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007035608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148913992

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