Travel and Travellers of the Middle Ages – Arthur Percival Newton (1930)

S$63.00

Travel and Travellers of the Middle Ages – Arthur Percival Newton (1930)

S$63.00

Title: Travel and Travellers of the Middle Ages

Author: Arthur Percival Newton (ed.)

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1930. Part of “The History of Civilization” series.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Slight fading to cover, small sticker to endpaper. With 7 plates, include a map. 223pp., app 9″ by 6″.

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Description

An interesting history of travel in the medieval world, by a number of different contributors, covering the European and Arab world.

Contents:

Introduction: The Conception of the World in the Middle Ages
The Decay of Geographical Knowledge and the Decline of Exploration, AD 300-500
Christian Pilgrimages, AD 500-800
The Viking Age
Arab Travellers and Merchants, AD 1000-1500
Trade and Communication in Eastern Europe, AD 800-1200
The Opening of the Land Routes to Cathay
Travellers Tales of Wonder and Imagination
European Travellers in Africa in the Middle Ages
Prester John and the Empire of Ethiopia
The Search for the Sea Route to India