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0040 Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.1
中国および中国への道 : vol.1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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his late decease and the grief at his funeral. (9.) Concerning the schismatic or Nestorian Christians who dwell in that country.—Their malice to the Catholics, 249; their numbers and wealth ; the whole country might be

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III. CATHAY UNDER THE MONGOLS : EXTRACTED FROM RASHIDUDDIN'S HISTORY (circa 1300-1307).

Introductory Notice.

Sources of the translation, 253 ; birth of Rashiduddin ; profession, 254; Wazir of the Persian Empire ; intrigues against him ; his execution ; repentance of the Khan Abu-Said, who makes Rashid's son Wazir, 255. Stories of Rashid's wealth and accomplishments ; his extensive buildings ; his expenditure on his own books ; his integrity. His great historical work; character of it, 256 ; his geographical ideas ; Quatremère's unfinished translation ; Mr. Morley's project of one.

The Extracts.

Cathay, 257 ; the Gulf of Corea ; Khanbaligh ; new city built by Kublai, called Daidu, 258 ; rivers that pass those cities ; Kublai's great canal, 259 ; ramparts of Daidu, 260 ; Kublai's summer palace at Kaiminfu ; roads to it ; description of the foundations, 261 ; classification of Chinese cities and governing officers, 262 ; the great officers of state, 263 ; Chingsangs and Fanchans ; the whole gradation of dignitaries, 264 ; names of existing incumbents ; the great council, 265, and six public boards ; system of business, 266 ; peculiar system of indenture in contracts; business of the chief Sing or council, 267 ; provincial Sings ; list of them ; other particulars regarding them, 271; the Isle of Chipangu (Japan) ; south-western forest country; Kafché-Kué (Lower Tungking), 272 ; frontier of Tibet and the Zardandân or Gold-Teeth ; the north-west frontier and its defences, 274.

Iv. PEGOLOTTI'S NOTICES OF THE LAND ROUTE TO CATHAY, ETC. (Circa 1330-1340).

The work Della Decima, etc., by Pagnini, from which these extracts are taken, 279 ; Pegolotti's work ; the MS., 280; the author ; the Bardi Company of Florence, 281; their failures ; date of Pegolotti's book ; its character, a mercantile hand-book ; its contents, 282; comments of Sprengel and Forster ; mistakes of eminent authors regarding Pegolotti ; another work of like character by Giov. da Uzzano contained in Della Decima, 283.

Extracts. Introduction to Pegolotti's book ; explanations of techni-

calities, 284-6; introductory verses, 286.

Chap. I. Information regarding the journey to Cathay, for such as will go by Tana an,d come back with goods.—Tana (Azov) to Gintarchan (Astracan), 287 ; Sara; Organci (Urghanj); Oltrarre (Otrar), 288 ; Armalec (Almalik) ; Camexu (Kancheu) ; Cassai (Hangcheu) ; silver sommi of Tartary, and paper money of Cathay, 289; (note on Chinese paper money) ; Cambalee, 290.