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Asia in the Making of Europe The Century of Discovery  Book One (volume1) cover
  • ISBN: 9780226467313
  • ISBN10: 0226467317

Asia in the Making of Europe the Century of Discovery Book One (volume1)

by Donald F. Lach

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/1994
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Book One Part I - Heritage Introduction 1. Antiquity and the Middle Ages 1. India in the Greek Tradition (600-100 B.C.) 2. The Expanding Horizons of the Graeco-Roman World (26 B.C.-A.D. 300) 3. The Medieval View of Asia (300-1300) 4. The Revelation of Cathay (1240-1350) 2. The Renaissance before the Great Discoveries 1. Trade, Exploration, and Diplomacy 2. Travel Accounts of India 3. Cartography and Geography 4. Fine Arts 5. Literature 6. Technology and Invention 7. Summary Part II - New Channels of Information Introduction 3. The Spice Trade 1. The First Voyage of Vasco da Gama 2. The Beginnings of Trade between Portugal and India, 1499-1503 3. The Reorientation of Commerce in Europe, 1500-1515 4. The Conflict over the Moluccas 5. The Conduct of Trade at Lisbon and Antwerp, 1509-48 6. The Revival of Eastern Mediterranean Trade, 1548-70 7. The New Era of Contract Trade, 1570-98 Appendix. Pepper Prices in the Sixteenth Century 4. The Printed Word 1. Portugal's Control of Information 2. Circulation in Europe of the First Reports, 1500-1520 3. The Widening Circle, 1521-50 4. The Iberian Commentators and Linschoten 5. The Great Collections of Travel Literature 6. The Evidence of Maps 5. The Christian Mission 1. The Portuguese "Padroado" (Patronage) of the East 2. The Jesuit Enterprise, 1542-1600 3. The Mission Stations of India 4. The Mission Stations of Further Asia A. Xavier's Reconnaissance, 1546-52 B. Malacca and the Spiceries C. Mass Conversions and Reform in Japan, 1552-82 D. Macao and Manila E. Troubles in Japan, 1582-1600 F. Friars and Adventurers in Cambodia 5. The Jesuit Letters, Letterbooks, and General Histories Part III - Four Images and a Composite Picture Introduction 6. India 1. The Portugues Profile A. Geographic Placement and Adjacent Islands B. Malabar C. The Hindu Empire of Vijayanagar D. The Deccan States and Goa E. Gujarat (Cambay) F. From Cape Comorin to Bengal G. Hindustan and the Afghan-Mughul Struggle for Supremacy 2. The Jesuit Newsletters and Histories A. The "Indian Letters" in Europe, 1545-1601 B. The First Impressions, 1552-70 C. The Second Generation, 1570-1601 3. The Italian, English, and Dutch Commentators Book Two 7. Southeast Asia 1. The Printed Sources in Review 2. Malaya, the Crossroads of Asia 3. Siam 4. Burma 5. Indochina 6. Sumatra, Borneo, and Java 7. The Spiceries 8. The Philippine Islands 8. Japan 1. First Notices 2. "The Best [People] Who Have Yet Been Discovered" 3. The Successors of Xavier, 1552-85 4. A Japanese Mission in Europe, 1584-86 5. Maps, Histories, and Polemics in Europe, 1585-1601 9. China 1. Behind the Portuguese Curtain, 1520-50 2. Mendoza's Book and Its Sources 3. The "Mightie Kingdome" A. Political Entity, Organization, and Administration B. Economic Resources and Crafts C. Customs, Social Practices, and Learning D. Military Weakness, Trade, and the Tribute System E. Criticism and Evaluation 4. The Jesuit Writings 5. The Evidence of Maps 10. Epilogue: A Composite Picture General Bibliography Chapter Bibliographies Index
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0226467317. Two volumes------Book One and Book Two of Volume One. B/w ilustrations. 3rd printing.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 965 pp.