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The city of light

£9.99

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In 1270, Jewish scholar-merchant d'Ancona embarked on a voyage from his native Italy to Zaitun, the City of Light, a vast coastal metropolis in Southern China. This manuscript offers a first-person insight into life in the 13th century

In 1270, Jewish scholar-merchant Jacob d'Ancona embarked on a remarkable voyage from his native Italy to Zaitun, the city of light, a vast coastal metropolis in southern China. His manuscript, hidden from the world for centuries, provides a first-person insight into life in the 13th century. It describes a thriving mercantile economy, whose vigorous manufacture and lavish consumption in the shadow of the impending Mongol invasion represent the swansong of a wealthy, decadent and surprisingly "modern" society. Jacob d'Ancona's participation as a foreign trader in the grand civic debates shed light on the relationship of Jews and Christians and the role of the individual in society.

Item details

Author(s):
D'Ancona Jacob
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316639680
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company

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In 1270, Jewish scholar-merchant d'Ancona embarked on a voyage from his native Italy to Zaitun, the City of Light, a vast coastal metropolis in Southern China. This manuscript offers a first-person insight into life in the 13th century

In 1270, Jewish scholar-merchant Jacob d'Ancona embarked on a remarkable voyage from his native Italy to Zaitun, the city of light, a vast coastal metropolis in southern China. His manuscript, hidden from the world for centuries, provides a first-person insight into life in the 13th century. It describes a thriving mercantile economy, whose vigorous manufacture and lavish consumption in the shadow of the impending Mongol invasion represent the swansong of a wealthy, decadent and surprisingly "modern" society. Jacob d'Ancona's participation as a foreign trader in the grand civic debates shed light on the relationship of Jews and Christians and the role of the individual in society.

Author(s):
D'Ancona Jacob
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316639680
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company

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