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Compositio Loci: Tibet

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter assesses Desideri's manuscripts in light of similar literature written by Jesuits in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It shows that the missionary's descriptions of ... More


Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Neil Rennie

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book is an essay in the history of the literature of travel, real and imaginary, from classical times, via the early accounts of the New World, to the accounts of the South Sea Islands that lay ... More


Down the Ages: Sport in Ancient and Medieval India

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

A summary of sport in ancient and medieval India including referenes to the great Indian epics.


Empire of Sport: The Early British Impact on Recreation

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The arrival of the British and the introduction of English sport in India.


Players and Patrons: Indian Princes and Sports

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The role of the Indian princes as patrons of sport.


The Medieval Expansion of Europe

J. R. S. Phillips

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207405
eISBN:
9780191677656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Between the year 1000 and the middle of the 14th century a remarkable series of events unfolded as Europeans made contact with a substantial part of the inhabited world, much of it never previously ... More


Scholarship and the imagination

J. R. S. Phillips

in The Medieval Expansion of Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207405
eISBN:
9780191677656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter offers a series of impressions which were current in Europe as it entered the 15th century. The result is that there were a great variety of ideas present and an erratic line of ... More


The Alexander Romances in the Middle Ages

John Boardman

in Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how fantastic tales about Alexander's life and adventures after he had conquered the “known world,” were current soon after his death. Very possibly these were to some degree ... More


Breakthroughs

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Through Pakistani Ambassador Agha Hilaly, Zhou Enlai, the Chinese premier was able to send his message to Kissinger regarding his government's willingness to have a direct meeting or discussions with ... More


The “Marco Polo Maps” and the Polo Family

Benjamin B. Olshin

in The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226149820
eISBN:
9780226149967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter gives a “snapshot” of each map and document in detail, from a strange account of an Arab navigator in the Far East, apparently recorded by Bellela Polo, to a map of the Pacific Ocean, ... More


The Eastern Tartar City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0032
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Eastern Tartar City is home to several famous temples, city wall remnants, and princely mansions. Alas, the character of this section of the city is under assault by the wrecking ball. All the ... More


The Daughters’ Maps

Benjamin B. Olshin

in The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226149820
eISBN:
9780226149967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter continues a systematic description of the maps and their intriguing depictions. Here, maps apparently signed by Fantina Polo and Moreta Polo are presented. These works include many ... More


The War Years

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One month after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, Jin Yan and his wife Wang Renmei and the cream of Shanghai's actors appeared in a stage production called “Defending the Lu Gou Bridge”. The play was a ... More


The World Turned Upside Down: Mandeville

Robert Launay

in Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The Travels of John Mandeville are often contrasted to Marco Polo’s account. Both books are medieval narratives of travel to Cathay and to the Indies. Until the recent revival of interest in ... More


Sacred Origins

Kris Lane

in Colour of Paradise: Emeralds in the Age of the Gunpowder Empires

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300161311
eISBN:
9780300164701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300161311.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses Colombia's emeralds, and how they were relatively obscure even though they were infused with meaning long before they went global. It is only after the arrival of Europeans in ... More


The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Benjamin B. Olshin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226149820
eISBN:
9780226149967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This book, The Mysteries of the “Marco Polo” Maps, introduces the reader to a very curious collection of little-known maps relating to the voyages of Marco Polo. As far as history tells us, Marco ... More


Kabuki and the Marco Polo Bridge Incident: 1937–1938

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the kabuki theater response to Japan's reactivated war against China. In late summer 1937 the Kwantung Army instigated the incident at Marco Polo Bridge (Lugouqiao), launching ... More


Chronicles and Histories

Benjamin B. Olshin

in The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226149820
eISBN:
9780226149967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter 5 looks at those materials in the collection that are texts rather than cartographic images. Two documents in the collection seemed to have been written to elucidate the nature of the ... More


Introduction

Benjamin B. Olshin

in The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226149820
eISBN:
9780226149967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226149967.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Here, some background on this obscure but intriguing set of maps is presented. This introductory chapter outlines the history of the maps and how they came to be in the possession of the present ... More


Declaring War as an Issue in Chinese Wartime Diplomacy

Tsuchida Akio

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

China declared war on Japan only after Pearl Harbor, while Japan never followed suit. Tsuchido Akio demonstrates that contrary to generally held opinion, China did not decline to declare war on Japan ... More


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