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Synopsis: China Revealed presents the history of the relationships between Europe and the Celestial Empire of classical antiquity, from the time when the caravans began to bring a divine fabric known as silk to the shores of the Mediterranean from the far-off, mysterious East, up to the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1911. Through beautifully illustrated maps, ancient engravings, the first black-and-white pictures and color plates, this book describes the incredible experiences of those who ventured into distant Cathay, crossing the endless deserts of Asia and the treacherous oceans-the Franciscan monks who were the first to penetrate the Mongolian steppes, the merchants such as Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, the Portuguese sailors and Jesuit missionaries who became counsellors to the Son of the Heavens, and many more.
About the Author:
Gianni Guadalupi, has worked for 30 years as a writer and anthology editor, specializing in travel writing. He edits the Guide Impossibili (Impossible Guides), Antichi Stati (Ancient States), and Grand Tour collections for Franco Maria Ricci. He is the author of The Discovery of the Nile (1997) and The Holy Bible (2003) and edited The World's Greatest Treasures (1998), and Marco Polo (2002), all published by White Star.
Title: China Revealed: the West Encounters the ...
Publisher: White Star
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Original Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description White Star 13/11/2003, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. cover is fairly worn and battered, but the content is in very good condition. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 074401-12
Book Description White Star 13/11/2003, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Slight shelf ware and a lot of light scratches on jacket otherwise fine. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 034447-3
Book Description White Star 13/11/2003, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Average. A few rips and dents to top and bottom of front cover. Cover jacket shows signs of shelf wear. Large rip top of back cover jacket. Otherwise average condition. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 100216-2
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Book Description White Star Publishers, Vercelli, Italy, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: F-. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Thus. F-/VG+. Folio. original blue boards gilt (a trifle rubbed & thumbed) in dustwrapper (a little rubbed & frayed); pp. 142, with numerous full page colour illustrations. Heavy item (1.65 kg), additional postage may be required. A near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 018281
Book Description White Star 13/11/2003, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 115566
Book Description White Star, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-223-39-6231886
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