Ancient Accounts of India and China (title page)

Title

Ancient Accounts of India and China (title page)

Subject

India --Description and travel --Early works to 1800
China --Description and travel

Description

In the European Enlightenment, sympathetic accounts of Chinese culture by Jesuit missionaries and others were often used to highlight the possibility of a secular and non-European civilization. Renaudot’s translation of Arabic texts - based on the experiences of Sulaiman al-Tajir (who travelled to China c. 851 CE) and Ibn Wahb al-Basri (876 CE) - was intended to undermine these pro-Chinese accounts. James Tennent, the Northern Irish-born secretary of colonial Ceylon, used Renaudot in his best-selling 1859 Ceylon.

Creator

Renaudot, Eusèbe, 1646-1720

Source

[no text]

Publisher

NUI Maynooth Library

Date

1733

Contributor

[no text]

Rights

copyright NUIM

Relation

[no text]

Format

JPEG image

Language

English

Type

Text
Image

Identifier

Gg: 301 RUSSELL

Coverage

9th century
India
China

Text

[no text]

Original Format

Paper

Files

Ancient Accounts of India and China (title page).JPG

Citation

Renaudot, Eusèbe, 1646-1720, “Ancient Accounts of India and China (title page)
,” NUI Maynooth Library, accessed November 20, 2017, http://nuimlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12.