Connecting Islamic World and East Asia

Connecting Islamic Word and East Asia

Whether by land, along the famous ancient Silk Route, or by sea, along the age-old routes of antiquity through the Persian Gulf (once called the China Sea) [Fig. 1], China seems to have been in continuous contact with the other two ancient and contemporary civilizations of the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia. On the whole those contacts were conditioned by trading exchanges, and yielded a very rich travel literature describing China, its customs, rulers, religions, wonders, etc., that must have entertained the urban centers around what is today the Persian Gulf and all the way up the river to the medieval city of Baghdad and, before it, Ctesiphon.”

George Saliba, China and Islamic Civilization: Exchange of Techniques and Scientific Ideas, The Silk Road, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Summer 2008).

Para saber más sobre ciencia y mundo árabe-islámico medieval:

Julio Samsó Moya, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, en Dialnet y en Academia.

Para saber más sobre viajeros musulmanes en China:

Raphael Israeli, “Medieval Muslim Travelers to China”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 20, Iss. 2, 2000.

Medieval Muslim Travelers to China

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