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The Resource East-West passage : the travel of ideas, arts, and inventions between Asia and the Western world

East-West passage : the travel of ideas, arts, and inventions between Asia and the Western world

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East-West passage : the travel of ideas, arts, and inventions between Asia and the Western world
Title
East-West passage
Title remainder
the travel of ideas, arts, and inventions between Asia and the Western world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work examines the cultural interchange between Asia and the Western world from earliest times until the modern era. Its purpose is to show something of the still largely unacknowledged debt the peoples of the world owe to each other's civilizations and cultures. This book discusses some of the contributions made by the East to the development of the modern West, for despite the long and crucial years of European domination in Asia, the debt is one-sided. Among other things, the Chinese contributed moveable type, gunpowder, and the magnetic compass--perhaps the three cornerstones of the modern world. And it was the Arabs who kept alive the ancient Greeks' studuies of science and medicine throughout the Dark Ages, while on other levels, India and Japan influenced diverse facets of Western art, culture, and philosophy.--From jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwardes, Michael
Dewey number
301.29/18/2105
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.E3 1971b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East and West
  • Geschichte
  • Kulturkontakt
  • Asien
  • Europa
Label
East-West passage : the travel of ideas, arts, and inventions between Asia and the Western world
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 213-229
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Realms of gold : From distant Ophir ; In the shadow of Olympus ; The Silk Road and the monsoon wind -- Pt. II. The fertile centuries : The funeral of the world ; The triumph of the Son of God ; Ancient wisdom and foreign riches -- Pt. III. The augmentation of the Indies : The opening door ; The face and state of things -- Pt. IV. The dream of Cathay : Confucius conquers Europe ; The Chinese madness ; A floating world -- Pt. V. The crescent and the lotus : Out of the Arabian nights ; The fatal ring -- Pt. VI. The discovery of the West : The Kingdom of Christ ; The empire of learning ; The republic of man -- Postscript : A common heritage
Control code
143417
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780800823559
Lccn
79137663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, map
System control number
(WaOLN)502395
Label
East-West passage : the travel of ideas, arts, and inventions between Asia and the Western world
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 213-229
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Realms of gold : From distant Ophir ; In the shadow of Olympus ; The Silk Road and the monsoon wind -- Pt. II. The fertile centuries : The funeral of the world ; The triumph of the Son of God ; Ancient wisdom and foreign riches -- Pt. III. The augmentation of the Indies : The opening door ; The face and state of things -- Pt. IV. The dream of Cathay : Confucius conquers Europe ; The Chinese madness ; A floating world -- Pt. V. The crescent and the lotus : Out of the Arabian nights ; The fatal ring -- Pt. VI. The discovery of the West : The Kingdom of Christ ; The empire of learning ; The republic of man -- Postscript : A common heritage
Control code
143417
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780800823559
Lccn
79137663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, map
System control number
(WaOLN)502395

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