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Marco Polo's Daughters--Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo led four secret expeditions to ancient America. The book is based on letters that Marco's daughters wrote about his New World adventures. The old man told them stories about his voyages to... More > ancient America just before he died. Additional sources include authentic maps from the British Library and the Library of Congress. Marco sailde with teams of Chinese, Mongol, Korean, Persian, and Syrian explorers. One expedition sailed along the seacoast of the Canadian Arctic from Alaska to Baffin Island. This was the origin of the Northwest Passage Legend. Chinese maps of Puget Sound and San Francisco were vital to the success of the transpacific voyage of Francis Drake in 1578. Marco's maps enabled the Portuguese to beat the Spaniards in the race to the Spice Islands. Marco also brought back to Venice the first Chinese guns. He called the new weapon "the harquebus." This was the beginning of the modern Arms Race. Explorers also took appaloosa horses from the American Indians back to China in about 1300 AD.< Less
Ibn Sab’in of the Ricote Valley; the First and Last Islamic Place in Spain By Govert Westerveld
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This book is the outcome of a close study of the Ricote Valley and its famous Sufi Ibn Sab’in. Its purpose is to disclose more of the historical and comparative data. Arab Spaniards have... More > created a glorious human story that lasted for centuries within the scope of the Mediterranean culture. However, a lot of the history of the Ricote Valley is only written in Spanish and still not in English. Andalusian scientists moved from the region of Murcia to the heart of the Islamic world. Their move had quite a deep effect. Among these scientists was the great Sufi philosopher, Muhammad Ibn-‘Abdul-Haq known as Ibn- Sab‘in (d. 669 H. = 1270 AD), who came from the Ricote Valley. He is the originator of the deep philosophical approach in dealing with highly humanistic Sufi thought, and the author of the magnificent treatise Al-Kalam ‘ala Al-Masa’il Al-Siqqilliyya, in which he answered the philosophical questions that Frederick II, the Emperor of Sicily, sent to Muslim scientists in the Mashreq and the Maghreb.< Less

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