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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Of Persia and the Land of Darkness

Above I have spoken of the kingdom and lordship of Magnus Khan, and (now) I will speak of the kingdom of Persia, coming down from Cathay to the sea of Greece. Next to Magnus Khan, the king of Persia is the greatest of kings. He has two kingdoms under himself, one of them goes toward the east as far as the great kingdom of the Turks (Turkestan), and the western end of it as far as the Caspian sea, and takes southward again to the country of Judea (India?). And these are the two best cities in it, Bacrie (Bokhara) and Sormogrouant (Samarkand).