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China Through the Eyes of the West: From Marco Polo to the Last Emperor NEW BOOK

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'); } -->  NEW BOOK  China Through the Eyes of the West: From Marco Polo to the Last Emperor  by Gianni Guadalupi China Revealed presents the history of the relationships between Europe and the Celestial Empire of classical antiquity, from the time when the caravans began to bring a divine fabric known as silk to the shores of the Mediterranean from the far-off, mysterious East, up to the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1911. Through beautifully illustrated maps, ancient engravings, the first black-and-white pictures and color plates, this book describes the incredible experiences of those who ventured into distant Cathay, crossing the endless deserts of Asia and the treacherous oceans-the Franciscan monks who were the first to penetrate the Mongolian steppes, the merchants such as Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, the Portuguese sailors and Jesuit missionaries who became counsellors to the Son of the Heavens, and many more.   About the Author Gianni Guadalupi, has worked for 30 years as a writer and anthology editor, specializing in travel writing. He edits the Guide Impossibili (Impossible Guides), Antichi Stati (Ancient States), and Grand Tour collections for Franco Maria Ricci. He is the author of The Discovery of the Nile (1997) and The Holy Bible (2003) and edited The World's Greatest Treasures (1998), and Marco Polo (2002), all published by White Star.   Pages 336   Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 1.4 x 14.1 inches   [Hardcover]   All our books are new and sealed in plastic bags. They are sent in padded mail lite bags. You can choose a postal service that suits you and are priced to suit the book listed. Paypal is our prefered payment method so we can send to you as soon as possible. Check out my other items! We are always adding new books every week and have 1000's still to list.   Thanks for Looking Powered by eBay Turbo Lister