DONALD F. LACH,
September 24, 1917 -
October 26, 2000.
Bernadotte E. Schmitt
Professor of Modern
The University of Chicago
Asia in the Making of Europe, The
Volume III: A Century of Advance, co-author, Edwin J. Van
Book Three, Southeast Asia.
Book Two, South Asia.
Book One, Trade, Missions, Literature
Volume II: A Century of Wonder
Book Three: The Scholarly Disciplines
Book Two: The Literary Arts
Book One: The Visual Arts
Volume I: A Century of Discovery
volumes of Asia in the Making of Europe.
New York Review of Books
"Here we have an
to bring together, in a consistent narrative, everything that
could know of India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan, from
missionary reports, traders' accounts and maps, during the
One can only admire the immense industry and knowledge, and
the skill in
marshaling the evidence, which Professor Lach has put into his
Already one can say that nothing of this scope and magnitude
has been performed
before, and nothing is likely to be performed again."
Journal of the History of Ideas
work is a provocative challenge to the conventional opinions
been held by many Western historians of the past."
New York Times Book Review
"No scholar before
F. Lach has attempted to survey the intricate web of
Europe and Asia at such a level of detail. His book is a
Geoffrey Parker, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
praise for Volume III)
"The sheer erudition,
on Europe or Asia, is stunning and unparalleled...The book is
A survey of such breadth and depth has never been attempted
such is the quality of the coverage achieved, I do not believe
will ever require to be attempted again."
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LIBRARY, 1991.
Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Sixteenth
Who's Who in America and other reference works.
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