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The Silk Road in world history

Author: Xinru Liu
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: New Oxford world history.
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"The Silk Road was the contemporary name for a complex of ancient trade routes linking East Asia with Central Asia, South Asia, and the Mediterranean world. This network of exchange emerged along the borders between agricultural China and the steppe nomads during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE), in consequence of the inter-dependence and the conflicts of these two distinctive societies. In their quest for horses,  Read more...
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History
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Liu, Xinru.
Silk Road in world history.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009051139
(OCoLC)488733037
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xinru Liu
ISBN: 9780199713721 0199713723
OCLC Number: 646816188
Description: 1 online resource (x, 154 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: China looks west --
Rome looks east --
The Kushan empire and Buddhism --
A golden age emerges --
Transforming the Eurasian silk market --
The Mongols and the twilight of the Silk Road.
Series Title: New Oxford world history.
Responsibility: Xinru Liu.

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The ancient trade routes that made up the Silk Road were some of the great conduits of cultural and material exchange in world history. In this intriguing book, Xinru Liu reveals both why and how  Read more...

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