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Religions of the Silk Road : premodern patterns of globalization

Author: Richard C Foltz
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Traces the spread of religions and cultures along the trans-Eurasian trade routes over a period of more than two millennia. Indian, Iranian, Semitic, and Mediterranean ideas all followed the same trajectory through Central Asia to China and beyond, picking up additional elements and sometimes being radically transformed along the way. This age-old pattern shows how the transmission of culture and the development of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Foltz
ISBN: 0230621252 9780230621251
OCLC Number: 520717117
Description: xiii, 190 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: The Silk Road and its travelers --
Religion and trade in ancient Eurasia --
Buddhism and the Silk Road --
A refuge of heretics : Nestorians and Manicheans on the Silk Road --
The Islamization of the Silk Road --
Ecumenical mischief --
A melting pot no more --
The religion of the market.
Responsibility: Richard Foltz.

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