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Cathay and the Way Thither

Cathay and the Way Thither
Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108010382

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  • The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. First published in 1866, this is the two-volume compilation edited by Colonel Henry Yule on contacts with China before the discovery of sea routes to the east. Yule's detailed introductory essay surveys the history of European contacts with the east, beginning with the Greek geographers and going up to the thirteenth century. He then presents the narratives of the Franciscan Odoric of Pordenone and other missionary friars in the fourteenth century.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108010382
    • length: 995 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 57 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Dedication and preface
    Preliminary essay on the intercourse of China and the Western nations previous to the discovery of the sea-route by the Cape
    1. The travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone (1316–1330)
    2. Letters and reports of missionary friars from Cathay and India (1292–1338). Volume 2:
    3. Cathay under the Mongols
    4. Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay, etc. (circa 1330–1340)
    5. John de' Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel (1338–1353)
    6. Ibn Batuta's travels in Bengal and China (circa 1347)
    7. The journey of Benedict Goës from Agra to Cathay (1602–1607)

  • Translator

    Henry Yule

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