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

Henri Cordier

Published July 28, 2010
Reference - 392 Pages
ISBN 9781409414056 - CAT# Y239579
Series: Hakluyt Society, Second Series


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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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