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When Asia Was the World
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When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the Riches of the East - Softcover

Author: Stewart Gordon
Publisher: De Capo Press
Year: 2009
Pages: 256
Weight: 278g
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While European civilization stagnated in the “Dark Ages,” Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of spiritual, commercial, and intellectual connections, the distant regions of Asia’s vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with trade, international diplomacy, and the exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a compelling and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500-a time when Asia was the world-by relating the personal journeys of Asia’s many travelers.

According to Gordon, Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion in the period 600-1500 AD. Linked together by a web of religious, commercial, and intellectual connections, regions from Arabia to China hummed with commerce, international diplomacy, and the brisk exchange of ideas. Religion, Gordon continued, played a central role in creating the information networks at the core of these societies, as both Buddhism and Islam encouraged connectivity.


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