- Title Pages
- Introduction Asian Trade and Heroic Narrative from Marco Polo to Milton
- Chapter 1 Marco Polo and the Marvelous Real
- Chapter 2 A Paradise for Killers: Marco Polo and the Garden of the Assassins
- Chapter 3 <i>The Squire’s Tale</i>: Romance as Mask
- Chapter 4 Morgana and Manodante: Boiardo and the Aristocratic Response to Mercantilism
- Chapter 5 Huon at the Castle of Adamant
- Chapter 6 First Encounter: The Christian-Hindu Confusion When the Portuguese Reached India
- Chapter 7 Camões and the Discovery of India: The Negative Side
- Chapter 8 Surviving Enchantment: Vasco da Gama’s First Voyage in <i>Os Lusíadas</i>—The Interplay between Experience and Classical Models
- 3 The English
- Chapter 9 Spenser, Marlowe, and the English Search for Asian Silk
- Chapter 10 The Audience of <i>The Faerie Queene</i>
- Chapter 11 Waning of a Dream: <i>A Brief History of Moscovia</i> and <i>Paradise Lost</i>
- Chapter 12 A Wood in the Desert
- Appendix 1: The Devaluation of the Squire and his Tale
- Appendix 2: Henry’s Search for Spices
- Appendix 3: Vergil in Camões
- Trade and Romance
- University of Chicago Press
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