The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo

The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo❮BOOKS❯ ✸ The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo Author Jacob D'Ancona – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk In a scholarly Jewish merchant called Jacob d Ancona set out on a voyage from Italy A year later, he arrived in China at the coastal metropolis of Zaitun, the City of Light now known as Quanzhou , fo Ina scholarly Jewish merchant called Jacob d Ancona Of Light: PDF/EPUB ½ set out on a voyage from Italy A year later, he arrived in China at the coastal metropolis of Zaitun, the City The City Epub / of Light now known as Quanzhou , four years before Marco Polo arrived at Xanadu inNothing was known of this epochal journey until , when David Selbourne was shown d Ancona City Of Light: PDF ´ s account of his travels, a remarkable manuscript that had been hidden from public view for than seven centuries Eventually translated and edited by Selbourne and published in Great Britain in Octoberas The City of Light, the account was praised as providing an unparalleled insight into life in the medieval worldControversy followed Selbourne had pledged to the manuscript s owner that he would not reveal its whereabouts, and that raised doubts about its authenticity As a result of US sinologists criticism of plans for American publication, the first edition was canceledNow Birch Lane Press happily publishes the controversial work Criticisms of the textual evidence of d Ancona s account have been answered by Selbourne Most notably, other academics particularly and significantly, in China have come to the support of d Ancona s account The work is to be published in a Chinese translationVivid and insightful, this account has great historical significance It not only describes the adventures of a medieval trader, but also comments on Chinese society and manners through the eyes of a European man of learning The City of Light brings spectacularly to life d Ancona s encounter with one of the world s great civilizations. I narrated this years ago for the Jewish Braille Institute years ago and whether it is real or not, it certainly is entertaining. The second half of the book contains Jacob D Ancona s philosophy of justice and the morality of society Very fitting for our times given the immorality of the Bush Administration and the issues we are facing today. Fascinating. Good overall read The only drawback to this is the mysterious manuscript that the author claims to have viewed and is possessed by an unknown person who refuses to release it publicly. xppld xP

The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who
    The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Octoberas The City of Light, the account was praised as providing an unparalleled insight into life in the medieval worldControversy followed Selbourne had pledged to the manuscript s owner that he would not reveal its whereabouts, and that raised doubts about its authenticity As a result of US sinologists criticism of plans for American publication, the first edition was canceledNow Birch Lane Press happily publishes the controversial work Criticisms of the textual evidence of d Ancona s account have been answered by Selbourne Most notably, other academics particularly and significantly, in China have come to the support of d Ancona s account The work is to be published in a Chinese translationVivid and insightful, this account has great historical significance It not only describes the adventures of a medieval trader, but also comments on Chinese society and manners through the eyes of a European man of learning The City of Light brings spectacularly to life d Ancona s encounter with one of the world s great civilizations. I narrated this years ago for the Jewish Braille Institute years ago and whether it is real or not, it certainly is entertaining. The second half of the book contains Jacob D Ancona s philosophy of justice and the morality of society Very fitting for our times given the immorality of the Bush Administration and the issues we are facing today. Fascinating. Good overall read The only drawback to this is the mysterious manuscript that the author claims to have viewed and is possessed by an unknown person who refuses to release it publicly. xppld xP "/>
  • Hardcover
  • The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo
  • Jacob D'Ancona
  • English
  • 08 October 2018
  • 1559725230