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The Silk Road : Xi'an to Kashgar

Author: Judy Bonavia
Publisher: Hong Kong : Odyssey ; New York : W.W. Norton & Co. [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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"The early trade in silk was carried on against incredible odds by great caravans of merchants and animals traveling over some of the most inhospitable territory on Earth, including searing, waterless deserts and snowbound mountain passes. Beginning at the magnificent ancient Chinese city of Chang'an (Xi'an), the route took traders westward along the Hexi Corridor to the giant barrier of the Great Wall, then either  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Bonavia
ISBN: 9789622177611 9622177611
OCLC Number: 206488264
Description: 367 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A short history of the Silk Road --
Facts for the traveller --
Shaanxi Province --
Gansu Province --
Southern Gansu --
Hexi Corridor --
Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region --
The Southern Silk Road --
Recommended reading --
Index of places --
Maps --
Special topics --
Literary excerpts.
Responsibility: Judy Bonavia ; revised by Christoph Baumer.

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A guide to the Silk Road, from Xi'an to Kashgar. It takes the reader on a journey through this region's history, culture, scenery, and peoples, as well as providing information for the modern-day  Read more...

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