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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Of the Kingdoms near Cathay

This country of which we have spoken, Cathay, it is deeply in Asia,22 and goes westward to the kingdom of Thrace (Tarse). And the king of that country was one of the three kings that came to Bethlehem with the gifts to God's Son. On the northern side of Cathay is the kingdom of Corryson (Chorasme), which is full of every good thing save wine, and towards the east of it is a desert, (to cross which is) a journey of a hundred days. The best city in it is named Corraym (Chorasme), and from that city the country takes its name.