Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: New Edition. Volume I: Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route, 5th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China

New Edition. Volume I: Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route, 5th Edition

Edited by Henri Cordier

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392 pages

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This volume, throwing light on Asian medieval geography, provides information on: the earliest traces of intercourse Greek and Roman knowledge of China; Chinese communication with Central Asia and India; and intercourse with Armenia and Persia; and China, known under the mongol dynasty as Cathay.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Preliminary essay on the intercourse of China and the Western nations previous to the discovery of the sea-route by the Cape: Earliest traces of intercourse Greek and Roman knowledge of China; Chinese knowledge of the Roman empire; Communication with Central Asia; Communication with India; Intercourse with the Arabs; Intercourse with Armenia and Persia etc;Nestorian Christianity in China; Literary information regarding China previous to the Mongol era; China, known under the mongol dynasty as Cathay; Cathay passing into China: conclusion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037010
HISTORY / Medieval