Medieval Christian and Manichaean Remains from Quanzhou (Zayton)

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Better known to western medieval travelers as Zayton, Quanzhou in Fujian was China's main port and also the terminus of the Maritime Silk Road. The city was home to a cosmopolitan population especially when China was under Mongol rule (ca. 1280-1368 CE). Italian visitors to and inhabitants of the city included Marco Polo, Odoric of Pordenone and Andrew of Perugia. The city had a significant Christian population, both Catholic and Church of the East (Nestorian), and the nearby town of Jinjiang has to this day in its ...

Medieval Christian and Manichaean Remains from Quanzhou (Zayton) 2012, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9782503521978

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