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Sogdian traders : a history

Author: Étienne de La Vaissière
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Achte Abteilung,, Handbook of Uralic studies ;, v. 10.
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"The Sogdian Traders were the main go-between of Central Asia from the fifth to the eighth century. From their towns of Samarkand, Bukhara, or Tashkent, their diaspora is attested by texts, inscriptions or archaeology in all the major countries of Asia (India, China, Iran, Turkish Steppe, but also Byzantium). This survey for the first time brings together all the data on their trade, from the beginning, a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
La Vaissière, Étienne de.
Sogdian traders.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
(OCoLC)651763006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Étienne de La Vaissière
ISBN: 9004142525 9789004142527
OCLC Number: 57675911
Description: xiv, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The ancient network (from the beginnings to 350 C.E.) --
Ch. 1. The origins of the Sogdian network : an attempt at chronological delimitation --
Ch. 2. About the Ancient letters --
Ch. 3. Trade with India --
pt. 2. The commercial empire (350-750) --
Ch. 4. Sogdiana, a major center of trade --
Ch. 5. In China --
Ch. 6. Structures --
pt. 3. Commerce and diplomacy (550-750) --
Ch. 7. The Turco-Sogdian milieux --
Ch. 8. Ambassadors and merchants : the western routes --
pt. 4. The break-up of the networks (700-1000) --
Ch. 9. The Sogdians in the Islamic world --
Ch. 10. Ruptures and assimilations.
Series Title: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Achte Abteilung,, Handbook of Uralic studies ;, v. 10.
Other Titles: Histoire des marchands Sogdiens.
Responsibility: by Étienne De La Vaissière ; translated by James Ward.

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The Sogdian were the main traders of Central Asia from the fifth to the eighth century. Their diaspora is attested in India, China, Iran, the Turkish Steppe, but also Byzantium. This is the first  Read more...

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