When East Met West: World History Through Travelers' Perspectives by Robert Niebuhr
When East Met West: World History Through Travelers' Perspectives
Trebarwyth Press; 1 edition (2010)
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When East Met West is an informative and enjoyable read for those interested in the history of travel. Enjoy watching Rick Steves or reading Lonely Planet? When East Met West includes almost two dozen travelers like Rick Steves throughout history narrating exciting adventures!
The book is divided neatly into six sections with selections from wily adventurers such as Ferdinand Magellan! Included are introductions with historical commentary, and thought-provoking discussion questions.
This lucid collection of primary sources reflect nicely on how modern history has unfolded.
This book includes the following:
Critical introductory essay.
Over 40 images and maps.
20 historical readings covering Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia / Pacific, China, the Americas, and Africa.
An appendix featuring textual analysis and a selected word list.
If you enjoy reading Marco Polo, Sir John Mandeville and the like, you will love this collection of historical travel narratives!
A scholarly review of the book can be found online:
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