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Along the Silk Road

essays on history, literature, and culture in China

by Along the Silk Road, History, Literature, and Culture in China (2010 Renison University College)

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Published by Pandora Press in Kitchener, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese literature,
  • Civilization,
  • Congresses,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by M. Darrol Bryant, Yan Li & Judith Maclean Miller
    ContributionsBryant, M. Darrol, Miller, Judith, 1943-, Li, Yan, 1955-, Renison University College
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS702 .A56 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination197 p. :
    Number of Pages197
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25395593M
    ISBN 109781926599236
    LC Control Number2012397981
    OCLC/WorldCa779071360

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Along the Silk Road by Along the Silk Road, History, Literature, and Culture in China (2010 Renison University College) Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Trade along the so-called Silk Road economic belt included fruits and vegetables, livestock, grain, leather and hides, tools, religious objects, artwork, precious stones and metals and—perhaps. This is a marvelously erudite book that tells the story of the extraordinary importance of Central Asia to the transmission of culture, religion and ideas along the Silk Road.

In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia.

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Life along the Silk Road Student Name: Professor: Course title: Date: Life along the Silk Road Summary of the Article Susan Whitfield in the book Life along the Silk Road widens her exploration of the Silk Road and broadens her diverse and rich portrait of life along the Silk Road in a lively, vivid, and learned account which spans the 6th to the 10th centuries.

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The Silk Road is the fabled route that cuts through one of the most extraordinary tracts of land on this planet. A vast region separating China from the Mediterranean, it rates as one of the least hospitable on Earth – a succession of hostile deserts and towering mountain ranges, a harsh terrain of howling winds, searing heat and blistering cold.

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Due to conflicting agendas. Greece, and then Rome, and then Northern Europe are the main center of attention, with Asia being viewed as an afterthought - the vast lands along the Silk Roads are just a blank space on the map. This book looks at the world from the perspective of the Middle East and Central Asia, which was the cradle of civilization and today is the home of /5(K).

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between BCE the Silk Road was not a single thoroughfare from east to west, the term 'Silk Routes’ has become increasingly favored by historians, though 'Silk Road’ is the more common and Author: Joshua J.

Mark. In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia.

This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history of the Silk Road to reconstruct. Covid Is Traveling Along the New Silk Road A striking overlap exists between the path of today's viral spread and the path of the Black Death in the s.

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As such, translation played a prominent role in the propagation of mathematical works along the Silk Roads. The city of Baghdad was a centre of culture during the Arab Abbasid period (from to CE) and caliphs like Harun al-Rashid (b d CE) and Al-Ma’mun (b d CE) promoted the study of the philosophical and scientific.

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Shadow of the Silk Road is a travel book, not a novel with a plot, and the enjoyment of reading it lies in the details of every traveler, every situation and every town Thubron experiences along the way. The experiences add up to an interesting portrait of lands and people not well known or appreciated for all the twists of fate history has dealt them.

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The Travels of Marco Polo, dictated by him, described Chinese politics, economy, and culture in detail, which greatly aroused the desire of westerner to go to China and had a great effect on the European navigation. Life Along The Silk Road By Susan Whitfield Words | 6 Pages.

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Silk Road, ancient trade route, linking China with the West, that carried goods and ideas between the two great civilizations of Rome and China. Silk went westward. Wools, gold, and silver went east. China also received Nestorian Christianity and Buddhism (from India) via the route.

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Hardcover – Feb. 16 out of 5 stars Got a little lost along the Silk Road. Reviewed in Canada on March 8, Verified Purchase. When I saw this book coming out I was really excited. I've always been fascinated by the history of this region of the world/5(K).