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The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

A New History of the World

  • Author: Peter Frankopan
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408839962
  • Category: History
  • Page: 656
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The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east. 'Magnificent' Sunday Times 'Immensely entertaining ... so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating' The Times For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west – in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerce and culture. A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

Highways of Culture and Commerce

  • Author: Vadime Elisseeff
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571812223
  • Category: History
  • Page: 332
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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.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road

  • Author: Valerie Hansen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195159314
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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The Silk Road conjures up an image of a 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 he was heading, looking at the key sites along the multiple silk roads, using newly discovered documents preserved in the sands of the Taklamakan Desert.

Life Along the Silk Road

Life Along the Silk Road

  • Author: Susan Whitfield
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520232143
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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Draws on contemporary sources and first-hand accounts to reconstruct the history of the route through the personal experiences of these characters.

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

A Route and Planning Guide

  • Author: Paul Wilson
  • Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications
  • ISBN: 9781905864003
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 383
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The Silk Road was never a single thread but an intricate web of trade routes – Silk Roads – linking Asia and Europe. This new practical guide helps travellers explore all these threads and covers Turkey, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China. · Getting to the region from North America, Europe and Australasia · How to travel – train, bus or plane · Trips for all budgets – from $15 a day to over $150 a day · What to see and where to go · Full reviews of hotels and restaurants · Comprehensive chapter on the historical background of this most famous of all trade routes · 50 maps and town plans · Adapted from Silk Route by Rail, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Guide Book of the Year Awards · Covers more countries than other Silk Road guides – Turkey, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China

The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia

  • Author: Frances Wood
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520243408
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 270
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Covering five thousand years of history and delving deeply into the archives the British Museum and other famous collections of art and antiquities, this fascinating tour of a storied trade route introduces readers to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of this legendary trail. (History)

Reconfiguring the Silk Road

Reconfiguring the Silk Road

New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity

  • Author: Victor H. Mair,Jane Hickman
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 1934536695
  • Category: History
  • Page: 136
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From the Bronze Age through the Middle Ages, a network of trade and migration routes brought people from across Eurasia into contact. Their commerce included political, social, and artistic ideas, as well as material goods such as metals and textiles. Reconfiguring the Silk Road offers new research on the earliest trade and cultural interactions along these routes, mapping the spread and influence of Silk Road economies and social structures over time. This volume features contributions by renowned scholars uncovering new discoveries related to populations that lived in the Tarim Basin, the advanced state of textile manufacturing in the region, and the diffusion of domesticated grains across Inner Asia. Other chapters include an analysis of the dispersal of languages across the Eurasian Steppe and a detailed examination of the domestication of the horse in the region. Contextualized with a foreword by Colin Renfrew and introduction by Victor Mair, Reconfiguring the Silk Road provides a new assessment of the intercultural evolution along the steppes and beyond. Contributors: David W. Anthony, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Dorcas R. Brown, Peter Brown, Michael D. Frachetti, Jane Hickman, Philip L. Kohl, Victor H. Mair, J. P. Mallory, Joseph G. Manning, Colin Renfrew.

Religions of the Silk Road

Religions of the Silk Road

Premodern Patterns of Globalization

  • Author: R. Foltz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230109101
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 190
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Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era.

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

A Route and Planning Guide

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781905864003
  • Category: Silk Road
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Worlds of the silk roads

Worlds of the silk roads

ancient and modern : proceedings from the Second Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies (A.S.I.A.S.), Macquarie University, September 21-22, 1996

  • Author: Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies. Conference,David Christian,Craig Benjamin,Macquarie University. Ancient History Documentary Research Centre
  • Publisher: Brepols Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 306
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Definitions of Inner Asia vary greatly. Inner Asia includes those lands that have linked the major agrarian civilisations of Eurasia, from China to India to the Mediterranean and Europe, since the late Neolithic period. In the 19th century, it became customary to refer to the trade routes between these regions as the 'Silk Roads'. But silk was just one of the goods exchanged through Inner Asia. religions, diseases, coins, cuisines, artistic fashions, political titles, all travelled the Silk Roads, as did Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism and Islam. Seen in this way, Inner Asia appears as the central knot in the vast tapestry of Eurasian history. To take Inner Asian history seriously is to see the underlying unity of Eurasian history. S.N.C. Lieu, From Iran to South China: The Eastward Passage of Manichaeism, L. Cansdale, Jews on the Silk Roads, C. Benjamin, An Introduction to Kushan Research, D. Christian, State Formation in the Inner Eurasian Steppes, S. Helms, Ancient Chorasmia: The Northern Edge of Central Asia from the 6th Century B.C. to the mid-4th Century A.D., H. Hendrischke, Chinese Concerns with Central Asia, C. Mackerras, Some observations on Xinjiang in the 1990s, W. Maley, The Dynamics of Regime Transition in Afghanistan, K. Nourzhanov, Traditional Kinship Structures in Contemporary Tajik Poilitics, S. Akbarzadeh, Reformism in the Bukharan Khanate, G. Lafitte, Re-orienting Mongolia, F. Patrikeef, Baron Ungern and the Eurasian Empire, R. Pitty, Russia and Eurasia in International Relations, A. Van Tongerloo, Turkestan: a Treasury of Civilisations, G. Watson, Central Asia as Hunting Ground: Sporting Images of Central Asia, T. Matthew Ciolek, 'Digital Caravanserais': Essential Online Resources for Inner Asian Studies.