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The Silk Road : a new history, Valerie Hansen

Label
The Silk Road : a new history
Title
The Silk Road
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Hansen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the 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. There was no single, continuous road, but a chain of markets that traded between east and west. China's main partners were the peoples of modern-day Iran, whose tombs in China reveal much about their Zoroastrian beliefs. Silk was not the most important good on the road; paper had a bigger impact in Europe, while metals, spices, and glass were just as important as silk. Perhaps most significant of all was the road's transmission of ideas, technologies, and artistic motifs. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hansen, Valerie
Dewey number
950.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS33.1
LC item number
.H36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Silk Road
  • Silk Road
  • Silk Road
  • Silk Road
  • Historic sites
  • Trade routes
Label
The Silk Road : a new history, Valerie Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn757838314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195159318
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011041804
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)757838314
Label
The Silk Road : a new history, Valerie Hansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn757838314
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195159318
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011041804
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)757838314

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