Synopses & Reviews
While European civilization stagnated in the and#147;Dark Ages,and#8221; 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 Asiaand#8217;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 1500and#151;a time when Asia was the worldand#151;by relating the personal journeys of Asiaand#8217;s many travelers.
About the Author
Stewart Gordon is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, and author of three books on Asia. He lives in Ann Arbor.