London. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1930. 1st Edition. Stock ID #167792
Black & white frontispiece and 20 black & white photographic illustrations and line drawings, including 3 folding plates and two plans and a folding map. xiv +293pp. Boards and spine faded, endpapers foxed but the text and illustrations generally very clean with just the occasional mark. A very good tight copy of an uncommon title. 21.8 x 13.5cm. The first documentation of Christianity entering China was written on an 8th-century stone tablet known as the Nestorian Stele. It records that Christians reached the Tang dynasty capital Xi'an in 635 and were allowed to establish places of worship and to propagate their faith. This work gathers the available evidence of the existence of Christians in China in the early and middle ages of the Christian era. It offers the English translation of actual words of the original authorities. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 167792).
Price: $375.00 AU