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The Silk Road : a new history

Author: Valerie Hansen
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'The Silk Road', Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes.[...] Hansen explores seven oases along the road, from Xi'an to Samarkand, where merchants, envoys, pilgrims, and travelers mixed in cosmopolitan communities, tolerant of religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism. [...] Perhaps most significant of all was the road's transmission  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Hansen
ISBN: 9780195159318 0195159314
OCLC Number: 1015002619
Description: XI, 304 p., [16] t. fekete-fehér és színes ill., térképek 25 cm
Contents: At the Crossroads of Central Asia : The Kingdom of Kroraina --
Gateway to the Languages of the Silk Road : Kucha and the Kizil Caves --
Midway Between China and Iran : Turfan --
Homeland of the Sogdians, the Silk Road Traders : Samarkand and Sogdiana --
The Cosmopolitan Terminus of the Silk Road : Historic Chang'an, Modern-day Xi'an --
The Time Capsule of Silk Road History : The Dunhuang Caves --
Entryway into Xinjiang for Buddhism and Islam : Khotan --
Conclusion: The History of the Overland Routes Through Central Asia.
Responsibility: Valerie Hansen.

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In 'The Silk Road', Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes.[...] Hansen explores seven oases along the road, from Xi'an to Samarkand, where merchants, envoys, pilgrims, and travelers mixed in cosmopolitan communities, tolerant of religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism. [...] Perhaps most significant of all was the road's transmission of ideas, technologies, and artistic motifs.

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