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The silk road : a very short introduction

Author: James A Millward
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013 [2013]
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title presents a new look at an ancient subject: the silk road that linked China, India, Persia and the Mediterranean across the expanses of Central Asia. James A. Millward highlights unusual but important biological, technological, and cultural exchanges over the silk roads that stimulated development across Eurasia and underpin civilization in our modern, globalized world.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Millward
ISBN: 9780199782864 0199782865 9780199365883 0199365881
OCLC Number: 892340879
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 152 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Contents: Environment and empires --
Eras of Silk Road fluorescence --
The biological Silk Road --
The Technological Silk Road --
The arts on the Silk Road --
Whither the Silk Road?
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: James A. Millward.

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This title presents a new look at an ancient subject: the silk road that linked China, India, Persia and the Mediterranean across the expanses of Central Asia. James A. Millward highlights unusual but important biological, technological, and cultural exchanges over the silk roads that stimulated development across Eurasia and underpin civilization in our modern, globalized world.

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"As befits the title of the series, The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction succeeds in giving the general audience a view of world history through the lens of biology, technology, commerce, and Read more...

 
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