Accounts of China and India By Abū Zayd al-Sīrāf

China and IndiaThe 9th and 10th centuries saw the development of a vast shipping trade network that spans the Indian Ocean, providing the actual background for the Sinbad stories.

A stunning example in Arabic traveling writing. the Accounts from China as well as India can be described as a collection of anecdotes and reports about the people and lands of this vast territory starting all the way from Somali coasts of Africa up to the extreme east coasts in China as well as Korea.

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When we travel eastward, we find an enthralling human landscape, from Chinese culture to Hindu religions–as well as a vibrant array of natural beauty, from floating fish Tibetan musk-deer to Sri Lankan gems.

 The juxtaposed stories create an enthralling panorama of a planet like ours one, a world that is that is on the verge of globalization. Through the ports of this world, we discover an incredible amount of knowledge. These are first descriptions from abroad of porcelain and tea and a dazzling array of bizarre cultural practices, cannibal island and Indian holy men. It is a fascinating everyday world that is contained within the compass of a novella.

A version in English only.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01M1DB3R3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ NYU Press
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 4, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2235 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 124 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled

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