Cathay and the Way Thither, Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China, Volumes I-II, Hardback Book

Cathay and the Way Thither, Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China, Volumes I-II Hardback

Part of the Hakluyt Society, First Series series

Description

Volume I: 'Translated and Edited with a Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route'.

Containing the travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone, 1316-30, and letters and reports from missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338, in English translation.

With a list of 'illustrations from drawings by the author'.

The supplementary material includes the 1866 annual report.

Volume II: Contains contemporary notices of Cathay under the Mongols, from Rashiduddin; Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay and of Asiatic trade in the fourteenth century; Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel; Ibn Battuta's travels in Bengal and China; the journey of Benedict Goes from Agra to Cathay; all in English translation, with Latin and Italian texts of Odoric's narrative.

For a revised version of the whole work, see Second Series 33, 37, 38, 41.

This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1866.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 992 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781409421665

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