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The Silk Road : a new history

Author: Valerie Hansen
Publisher: 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First issued as an Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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The Silk Road conjures up an image a lone traveler carrying silk as he sits atop a camel and moves along a desert highway. This book offers concrete evidence for what he was really carrying and where  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Local history
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Hansen
ISBN: 9780190218423 0190218428 9780195159318 0195159314
OCLC Number: 932598045
Awards: Winner of Winner of the IBP Reading Committee Teaching Tool Accolade in the Humanities of the International Convention of Asia Scholars Winner of the Gustav Ranis Prize of Yale University.
Description: xv, 304 Seiten, 16 ungezählte Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; 1. At the Crossroads of Central Asia: The Kingdom of Kroraina ; 2. Gateway to the Languages of the Silk Road: Kucha and the Kizil Caves ; 3. Midway Between China and Iran: Turfan ; 4. Homeland of the Sogdians, the Silk Road Traders: Samarkand and Sogdiana ; 5. The Cosmopolitan Terminus of the Silk Road: Historic Chang'an, Modern-day Xi'an ; 6. The Time Capsule of Silk Road History: The Dunhuang Caves ; 7. Entryway into Xinjiang for Buddhism and Islam: Khotan ; Conclusion: The History of the Overland Routes through Central Asia ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: Valerie Hansen.

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Valerie Hansen's The Silk Road is the most readable and reliable historical account of the fabled trade routes that cut across the center of Eurasia in medieval times. Based upon original sources Read more...

 
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