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" China is perfectly safe, whether by day or night, according to what the merchants say who have used it. Only if the merchant, in going or coming, should die upon the road, everything belonging to him will become the possession of the lord in the country... "
Cathay and the Way Thither: Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China - Pągina 292
editat per - 1866
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 1, Introductory Orientations

Joseph Needham, Ling Wang - 1954 - 318 pągines
...handbook of the + 14th century says,8 'The road which you travel from Tana (at the mouth of the Don) to Cathay is perfectly safe, whether by day or by...according to what the merchants say who have used it.' What was more surprising was that this was what the Mongol conquests had led to. Ralph Fox, speaking...
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Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350

Janet L. Abu-Lughod - 1989 - 443 pągines
...claimed to have made this journey himself. But he had no hesitation in reassuring his readers that "The road you travel from Tana to Cathay is perfectly...according to what the merchants say who have used it" (Yule, 1924, II: 292). 2. Barfield (1990) offers a different interpretation. He suggests that the Central...
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The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long Distance Trade in the Early Modern World ...

James D. Tracy - 1993 - 442 pągines
...route. He sought to reassure potential traders by reporting that "the road you travel from Tana [Azov] to Cathay is perfectly safe, whether by day or by...according to what the merchants say who have used it."15 The Mongol hegemony had fostered a relatively peaceful environment over much of Asia and had...
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Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume I: The Century of Discovery ..., Llibre 1

Donald F. Lach - 2008 - 584 pągines
...describes one of the routes that could be followed across Asia from the Levant to Peking. "The road ... is perfectly safe, whether by day or by night, according to what the merchants say who have used it." 141 He gives the stages of the journey, the necessary equipment for the caravan, and the merchandise...
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Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching

Ainslie Thomas Embree, Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History Carol Gluck - 1997 - 998 pągines
...to escort a caravan. He also reassured them by reporting that "the road you travel from Tana [Azov] to Cathay is perfectly safe, whether by day or by...according to what the merchants say who have used it."7 MARCO POLO AS CATALYST Marco Polo was, without doubt, the critical intermediary in the West's...
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Great Powers and Geopolitical Change

Jakub J. Grygiel - 2006 - 258 pągines
...European merchant observed that "the road you travel from Tana [at the mouth of the Don] to Catha [China] is perfectly safe, whether by day or by night, according to what the merchants say who have used it."7 Probably the most famous European merchant-explorer of China, Marco Polo, also traveled along...
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