The Year 1000

The Year 1000

Abbasid ceramics as models: John W. Chaffee, The Muslim Merchants of
Premodern China: The History of an Asian Maritime ... Chinese ceramics as
superior: Arthur Lane, Early Islamic Pottery: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Persia (
1947): 31.

Author: Valerie Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501194122

Category: History

Page: 320

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From celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen, a groundbreaking work of history showing that bold explorations and daring trade missions connected all of the world’s great societies for the first time at the end of the first millennium. People often believe that the years immediately prior to AD 1000 were, with just a few exceptions, lacking in any major cultural developments or geopolitical encounters, that the Europeans hadn’t yet reached North America, and that the farthest feat of sea travel was the Vikings’ invasion of Britain. But how, then, to explain the presence of blonde-haired people in Maya temple murals at Chichén Itzá, Mexico? Could it be possible that the Vikings had found their way to the Americas during the height of the Maya empire? Valerie Hansen, an award-winning historian, argues that the year 1000 was the world’s first point of major cultural exchange and exploration. Drawing on nearly thirty years of research, she presents a compelling account of first encounters between disparate societies, which sparked conflict and collaboration eerily reminiscent of our contemporary moment. For readers of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens, The Year 1000 is an intellectually daring, provocative account that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about how the modern world came to be. It will also hold up a mirror to the hopes and fears we experience today.
Categories: History

Islam and Chinese Society

Islam and Chinese Society

“Muslim Ancestor, Chinese Hero or Tutelary God: Changing Memories of Muslim
Descendants in China, Taiwan and the ... “The Muslim Merchants of Premodern
China” in The History of a Maritime Asian Trade Diaspora, 750–1400.

Author: Jianxiong Ma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000047455

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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This book explores the long history in China of Chinese Muslims, known as the Hui people, and regarded as a minority, though in fact they are distinguished by religion rather than ethnicity. It shows how over time Chinese Muslims adopted Chinese practices as these evolved in wider Chinese society, practices such as constructing and recording patrilinear lineages, spreading genealogies, and propagating education and Confucian teaching, in the case of the Hui through the use of Chinese texts in the teaching of Islam at mosques. The book also examines much else, including the system of certification of mosques, the development of Sufi orders, the cultural adaptation of Islam at the local level, and relations between Islam and Confucianism, between the state and local communities, and between the educated Muslim elite and the Confucian literati. Overall, the book shows how extensively Chinese Muslims have been deeply integrated within a multi-cultural Chinese society.
Categories: Social Science

Islam and Asia

Islam and Asia

... The Partition of India 5 Stephen F. Dale, The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans,
Safavids, and Mughals 6 Diana Lary, The Chinese People at War: ... Craig
Benjamin, Empires of Ancient Eurasia: The First Silk Roads Era, 100 bce–250 ce
John W. Chaffee, The Muslim Merchants of Premodern China: The History of a
Maritime Asian Trade Diaspora, 750–1400 Michael H. Fisher, An Environmental
History ...

Author: Chiara Formichi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107106123

Category: History

Page: 337

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An accessible, transregional exploration of how Islam and Asia have shaped each other's histories, societies and cultures from the seventh century to today.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China

This is the second of two volumes on the Sung Dynasty, which together provide a comprehensive history of China from the fall of the T'ang Dynasty in 907 to the Mongol conquest of the Southern Sung in 1279.

Author: John W. Chaffee

Publisher:

ISBN: 1139193066

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

The Cambridge History of China Volume 5 Sung China 960 1279 AD

The Cambridge History of China  Volume 5  Sung China  960 1279 AD

This is the second of two volumes on the Sung Dynasty, which together provide a comprehensive history of China from the fall of the T'ang Dynasty in 907 to the Mongol conquest of the Southern Sung in 1279.

Author: John W. Chaffee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316235734

Category: History

Page:

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This is the second of two volumes on the Sung Dynasty, which together provide a comprehensive history of China from the fall of the T'ang Dynasty in 907 to the Mongol conquest of the Southern Sung in 1279. With contributions from leading historians in the field, Volume 5, Part Two paints a complex portrait of a dynasty beset by problems and contradictions, but one which, despite its military and geopolitical weakness, was nevertheless economically powerful, culturally brilliant, socially fluid and the most populous of any empire in global history to that point. In this much anticipated addition to the series, the authors survey key themes across ten chapters, including government, economy, society, religion, and thought to provide an authoritative and topical treatment of a profound and significant period in Chinese history.
Categories: History

Premodern Travel in World History

Premodern Travel in World History

During the earlyninth century Muslim merchants—a mixture of Arabs
andPersians—began to make sailings between ... Chinese records inform usofa
huge massacreofArabsand Persians in Guangzhouduring an uprising against
theTang ...

Author: Stephen Gosch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134583690

Category: History

Page: 200

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This book features some of the greatest travellers in human history – people who undertook long journeys to places they knew little or nothing about. From Roman tourists, to the establishment of the Silk Road; an epic trek round China and India in the seventh century, to Marco Polo and through to the first speculations on space travel, Premodern Travel in World History provides an overview of long-distance travel in Afro-Eurasia from around 400BCE to 1500. This survey uses succinct accounts of the most epic journeys in the premodern world as lenses through which to examine the development of early travel, trade and cultural interchange between China, central Asia, India and southeast Asia, while also discussing themes such as the growth of empires and the spread of world religions. Complete with maps, this concise and interesting study analyzes how travel pushed and shaped the boundaries of political, geographical and cultural frontiers.
Categories: History

Soviet Studies of Premodern China

Soviet Studies of Premodern China

Kozlov ' s explorations established the presence of a Muslim community in Khara
Khoto . This is , of course , not at all surprising , since Muslim merchants
controlled the trans - Eurasian trade during the Mongol era , and Khara Khoto
was ...

Author: Gilbert Rozman

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for chinese

ISBN: UOM:39015013442432

Category: History

Page: 247

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Categories: History

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

Author: Hyunhee Park

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107018686

Category: History

Page: 276

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This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.
Categories: History

Eurasian Influences on Yuan China

Eurasian Influences on Yuan China

For the first time, individual merchants and merchant families come into historical
focus, in some cases as politically important actors. The unprecedented east-
west flows of people, goods, and ideas helped to give the Muslim communities of
southeastern China a semi-colonial character. HISTORICAL ... In an approach
unique in pre-modern Chinese history, the imperial government allowed virtually
 ...

Author: Morris Rossabi

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789814459723

Category: History

Page: 236

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This book documents the extraordinarily significant transfers and cultural diffusion between the Mongol Yuan Dynasty of China and Central and West Asia, which had a broad impact on Eurasian history in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Yuan era witnessed perhaps the greatest inter-civilisational contacts in world history and has thus begun to attract the attention of both scholars and the general public. This volume offers tangible evidence of the Western and Central Asian influences, via the Mongols, on Chinese, and to a certain extent Korean, medicine, astronomy, navigation, and even foreign relations. Turkic peoples and other Muslims played particularly vital roles in such transmissions. These inter-civilisational relations led to the first precise Western knowledge of East and South Asia and stimulated Europeans to discover new routes to the East. The authors of these essays, specialists in their respective fields, shine a light on these vital exchanges, which anyone interested in the origins of global history will find fascinating. “In this volume of wide-ranging essays, scholars from the United States, China and Europe present new insights into how the close relationship between Mongol China and Ilkhanid Persia, and the Mongol employment of Eurasians (many Muslims) of diverse origins, shaped Yuan politics, foreign trade, and culture (scientific knowledge, architecture, medicine), as well as the life of East Asia in the 13th to 14th centuries and beyond. Not surprisingly, in addressing the nature of cultural influence, and how it should or can be identified, measured, and assessed, these authors do not reach a consensus, but do shed light on issues of agency - Mongol, Chinese, and other - and in so doing offer up a wealth of fascinating detail about an era of broad interest to comparative historians of the premodern world as well as specialists on China.” - Ruth W. Dunnell, James P. Storer Professor of Asian History, Kenyon College “A central aim of this volume is to stimulate scholarly interest in the Yuan Dynasty, the ‘step-sister in the study of China.’ By providing a fascinating array of articles - ranging from Muslim maritime semi-colonialism to Chinese resistance of Islamic architectural and astronomical innovation, juxtaposed with medical and cartographical exchanges from West to East, as well as the political influence of Qip?aq Turks in Beijing and neo-Confucian Uyghurs in Chos?n Korea - it has thereby succeeded admirably.” - Johan Elverskog, Altshuler University Distinguished Professor, Southern Methodist University
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China

International scholars and sinologists discuss culture, economic growth, social change, political processes, and foreign influences in China since the earliest pre-dynastic period

Author: Denis Crispin Twitchett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521220297

Category: History

Page: 745

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International scholars and sinologists discuss culture, economic growth, social change, political processes, and foreign influences in China since the earliest pre-dynastic period
Categories: History

A Study of the Economic History of Pre modern Sri Lanka

A Study of the Economic History of Pre modern Sri Lanka

the sixth century , Sri Lanka sent out her own ships and that she had trade
relations with China as well as with other ... With the growth of Arab political
power and expansion of Islam , Muslim merchants became an amalgamation of
many ...

Author: W. I. Siriweera

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House Private

ISBN: UOM:39015033320014

Category: Sri Lanka

Page: 176

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Categories: Sri Lanka

Clashes of Cultures

Clashes of Cultures

When a Muslim judge of Alexandria at about A . D . 1110 intervened in the
financial inheritance of a deceased Jewish merchant at the request of a ... The
political freedom enjoyed by merchants in premodern societies was best
demonstrated when nations were at war . ... Such movements of course regularly
took place in imperial China where a network of water transport had been
specially constructed to ...

Author: Jens Chr. V. Johansen

Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark

ISBN: UOM:39015056923488

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Categories: Social Science

Chinese Maritime Activities and Socioeconomic Development C 2100 B C 1900 A D

Chinese Maritime Activities and Socioeconomic Development  C  2100 B C  1900 A D

3 portrays what can be defined as the " pan - Asian trading ring " of premodern
times , a theater for trade , marked by relatively ... From Duarte Barbosa ' s
observation recorded in 1518 , the Chinese and Muslim maritime merchants
dominated ...

Author: Gang Deng

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313292124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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China's long-term maritime history has been overlooked by the scholarly world, creating a misconception that the Chinese were sea- or ocean-phobic. This image has been promoted rather deliberately because a sailing-aversive China would fit in well with the non-capitalist development framework. This study shows that from 2100 B.C. to A.D. 1900, the Chinese were as enthusiastic about and capable of seagoing activities as other peoples. But maritime activities in China raise two paradoxes: these activities were incompatible with the agrarian dominance of the Chinese premodern economy, and there was a huge gap between Chinese maritime potential and maritime growth.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Encyclopaedia of Islam

The Encyclopaedia of Islam

Author: Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002854249

Category: Islam

Page:

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The Encyclopaedia of Islam (Second Edition) sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live.
Categories: Islam

The Human Perspective The ancient world to the early modern era

The Human Perspective  The ancient world to the early modern era

Muslim. Yet, from the Mongol perspective, the new policies were justifiable. The
Islamic states and towns along China's border appeared ... Many Chinese
despised the Muslim tax collectors, merchants, and financial administrators, and
their hatred of the Muslims in ... Having held positions in the bureaus of
PREMODERN .

Author: Lynn Harry Nelson

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 0155403923

Category: History

Page: 328

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Categories: History

Collective Action in the Formation of Pre Modern States

Collective Action in the Formation of Pre Modern States

In conformance with Islamic canon, the ruler was expected to aid Muslim paupers
(e.g., Sarkar 1963: 16), hence this would be a ... A postal system was present but
was for royal use only (Farooque 1977: 149), so that merchants and others
needing postal services hired messengers (ibid. ... China. (22). The Grand Canal
was a major transportation project, but no similarly large-scale road projects were
 ...

Author: Richard Blanton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387738772

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Anthropological archaeology and other disciplines concerned with the formation of early complex societies are undergoing a theoretical shift. Given the need for new directions in theory, the book proposes that anthropologists look to political science, especially the rational choice theory of collective action. The authors subject collective action theory to a methodologically rigorous evaluation using systematic cross-cultural analysis based on a world-wide sample of societies.
Categories: Social Science

The Encyclopaedia of Islam MIF NAZ

The Encyclopaedia of Islam  MIF NAZ

Moreover, the interior ofT'ang China was open to Muslim merchants if provided
with a passport issued by Chinese ... Bibliography: For the pre-modern period.
the main scope of this article, few specific studies of ports and harbours exist, and
 ...

Author: Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076001783948

Category: Islam

Page:

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Categories: Islam

Social Change in the Modern Era

Social Change in the Modern Era

One might ask why the Chinese merchants and artisans , or those of the Muslim
world or of India , did not develop similar religious ethics . The fact is ... Chinese
cities “ played a limited role in pre - modern Chinese political history . ” Central ...

Author: Daniel Chirot

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: UOM:39015016131404

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Categories: Social Science

American Sociological Review

American Sociological Review

mean that Muslim or Christian medieval war- Europe in the late fourteenth
century , and that riors lacked religious faith ; it means that ... One might ask , why
did Chinese merchants of the world than with self - legitimation , glorifi- and
artisans or those of the Muslim world ... They have a particularly “ played a limited
role in pre - modern Chinese strong tendency toward religious rationaliza
political history .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076000343934

Category: Electronic journals

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Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."
Categories: Electronic journals