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
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.