Life Along The Silk Road Second Edition

Author: Susan Whitfield
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520280598
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In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history of the Silk Road to reconstruct the route through the personal experiences of travelers.

In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Whitfield recounts the lives of twelve individuals who lived at different times during this period, including two characters new to this edition: an African shipmaster and a Persian traveler and writer during the Arab caliphate. With these additional tales, Whitfield extends both geographical and chronological scope, bringing into view the maritime links across the Indian Ocean and depicting the network of north-south routes from the Baltic to the Gulf.

Throughout the narrative, Whitfield conveys a strong sense of what life was like for ordinary men and women on the Silk Road, the individuals usually forgotten to history. A work of great scholarship, Life along the Silk Road continues to be both accessible and entertaining.

Life Along The Silk Road

Author: Susan Whitfield
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520960297
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Whitfield recounts the lives of twelve individuals who lived at different times during this period, including two characters new to this edition: an African shipmaster and a Persian traveler and writer during the Arab caliphate.

Cave Temples Of Mogao

Author: Roderick Whitfield
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892365852
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The publication of this book coincides with the centenary of the discovery of the manuscripts in the Library Cave.

The Silk Road

Author: Valerie Hansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939217
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The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history. In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes.

The Silk Roads

Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408839962
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A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.

Religions Of The Silk Road

Author: R. Foltz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230109101
Size: 55.86 MB
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Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era.

The Silk Road In World History

Author: Xinru Liu
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199798803
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Using supply and demand as the framework for analyzing the formation and development of the Silk Road, the book examines the dynamics of the interactions of the nomadic pastoralists with sedentary agriculturalists, and the spread of new ...

A History Of Asia

Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315509474
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A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia" - India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present.

Shadow Of The Silk Road

Author: Colin Thubron
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446499782
Size: 62.11 MB
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Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; a magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment.

Old World Encounters

Author: Jerry H. Bentley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195076400
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This innovative book examines cross-cultural encounters before 1492, focusing in particular on the major cross-cultural influences that transformed Asia and Europe during this period: the ancient silk roads that linked China with the Roman ...

The Silk Roads

Author: Xinru Liu
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312475512
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For this book, Xinru Liu has assembled primary sources from ancient China, India, Central Asia, Rome and the Mediterranean, and the Islamic world, many of them difficult to access and some translated into English for the first time.