Item description for China Through the Eyes of the West: From Marco Polo to the Last Emperor by Gianni Guadalupi...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 14.25" Width: 10.39" Height: 1.57" Weight: 6.39 lbs.
Release Date Oct 29, 2004
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854400157 ISBN13 9788854400153
Availability 0 units.
More About Gianni Guadalupi
Michael Yamashita has combined his two passions--photography and travel--as a regular contributor to "National Geographic" since 1979. He has received numerous awards, including the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year Competition, and an award from the New York Art Director's Club. He is the author of Marco Polo (White Star, 2005). Gianni Guadalupi has worked for many years compiling anthologies on literature pertaining to travel. He has written numerous books on the culture of travel for White Star.