Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New book: When Asia Was the World

Stewart Gordon's When Asia was the World (da Capo Press, 2001) (call # 915 G67) is a new addition to our collection courtesy of the ALA/NEH Bridging Cultures Bookshelf grant. About merchants, soldiers, and scholars whose international and intercontinental travels links the medieval Asian world, the book devotes chapters to such figures as Xuanzang, Ibn Fadlan, Ibn Sina, Abraham bin Yiju, Ibn Battuta, Ma Huan, Babur, and Tome Pires.

Learn more about the book, its author, and the Bookshelf at the information page for When Asia was the World in the Muslim Journeys website.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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