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The silk roads : highways of culture and commerce

Author: Vadime Elisseeff
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books ; Paris UNESCO Pub., 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the cultural, or intercultural, exchange that took place in the Silk Roads and the role this has played in the shaping of cultures and civilizations.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silk roads.
New York : Berghahn Books ; Paris UNESCO Pub., 2000
(OCoLC)606275673
Online version:
Silk roads.
New York : Berghahn Books ; Paris UNESCO Pub., 2000
(OCoLC)606334752
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vadime Elisseeff
ISBN: 1571812210 9781571812216 1571812229 9781571812223 9789231036521 9231036521
OCLC Number: 41468746
Description: xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Doudou Diene --
Introduction: Approaches Old and New to the Silk Roads / Vadime Elisseeff --
Ch. 1. Perspectives on Buddhism in Dunhuang during the Tang and Five Dynasties Period / Henrik H. Sorensen --
Ch. 2. The Expansion of Buddhism into Southeast Asia (Mainly before A.D. 1000) / J.G. de Casparis --
Ch. 3. The Travels of Marco Polo in the Land of Buddhism / Ananda Abeydeera --
Ch. 4. Indus-Gulf Relations: A Reassessment in the Light of New Evidence / Nilofer Shaikh --
Ch. 5. The Southern Silk Road: Archaeological Evidence of Early Trade between India and Southeast Asia / Ian C. Glover.
Other Titles: Highways of culture and commerce
Responsibility: edited by Vadime Elisseeff.

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Towards the middle of the 20th century, scholarly research revealed that the fabled Silk Roads, far from being mere trade routes, were cultural highways that played a pivotal role in linking east and  Read more...

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