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Empires of ancient Eurasia : the first Silk Roads era, 100 BCE - 250 CE

Author: Craig Benjamin
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: New approaches to Asian history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Silk Roads are the symbol of the interconnectedness of ancient Eurasian civilizations. Using challenging land and maritime routes, merchants and adventurers, diplomats and missionaries, sailors and soldiers, and camels, horses and ships carried their commodities, ideas, languages and pathogens enormous distances across Eurasia. The result was an underlying unity that traveled the length of the routes, and which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Benjamin
ISBN: 9781107114968 1107114969 9781107535435 1107535433
OCLC Number: 1040080965
Description: xi, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Inroduction --
1. Pastoral nomads and the Empires of the Steppe --
2. Early China: Prelude to the Silk Roads --
3. Zhang Qian and Han Expansion into Central Asia --
4. The Early Han Dynasty and the Eastern Silk Roads --
5. The Roman Empire and the Western Silk Roads --
6. The Parthian Empire and the Silk Roads --
7. The Kushan Empire: At the Crossroads of Ancient Eurasia --
8. Maritime Routes of the First Silk Roads Era --
9. Collapse of Empires and the Decline of the First Silk Roads Era --
Conclusion.
Series Title: New approaches to Asian history.
Responsibility: Craig Benjamin.

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Craig Benjamin introduces the first Silk Roads era, and the imperial states and nomadic empires that were connected by this vast exchange network. As the first book to focus exclusively on this  Read more...

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'Craig Benjamin places the pastoral nomads of Central Asia - and their horses - at the center of the story of the First Silk Road Era, convincingly arguing that the Yuezhi and Xiongnu, two Read more...

 
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