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Two Arabic Travel Books: Accounts of China and India and Mission to the Volga

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Two Arabic Travel Books: Accounts of China and India and Mission to the Volga - Al-S r f , Ab  Zayd, and Fa l n, A mad Ibn, and Mackintosh-Smith, Tim (Translated by)
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Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean, from the Somali headlands to China and Korea. The early centuries of the Abbasid era witnessed a substantial network of maritime trade--the real-life background to the Sindbad tales. In this account, we first travel east to discover a vivid human landscape ...

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Two Arabic Travel Books: Accounts of China and India and Mission to the Volga 2014, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781479803507

Hardcover