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eBook The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War And Faith ePub

by Susan Whitfield,Ursula Sims-williams

  • ISBN: 193247613X
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Susan Whitfield,Ursula Sims-williams
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Serindia Pubns (August 1, 2004)
  • ePub book: 1579 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1493 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 454

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This book belongs in the library of everyone interested in the history of the Silk Road.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This new catalogue on the Silk Road is published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Library. Containing high-quality reproductions of the exhibits and extended captions.

There has never been.

No roads lead to them and the nearest railway stations and airports are hundreds of miles away

No roads lead to them and the nearest railway stations and airports are hundreds of miles away. The four hundred manuscripts, artefacts, textiles and paintings in the British Library exhibition, The Silk Road: Trade Travel, War and Faith, have been assembled from collections in the UK, China, India, Japan, Germany, France and Belgium to tell a few chapters in this complex but fascinating tale.

Life along the Silk Road. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Whitfield, Susan, with Ursula Sims-Williams, eds. The Silk Route: Trade, Travel, War and Faith. London: British Library, 2004. Nabataean Kingdom and Petra. Trade between Arabia and the Empires of Rome and Asia.

For over two thousand years the Silk Road has attracted those wishing to make money, converts, diplomatic deals, conquests- or those simply looking to find a quiet place of retreat. Today the name continues to beguile, conjuring up images of exotic cities, gorgeous silks and other luxuries, and people and lives far removed from us in time, space and experience.

Whitfield Susan, e. with Ursula Sims-Williams. The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War, and Faith. Why do Some Expectant Fathers Experience Pregnancy Symptoms? Scientific American,October 2004. Did Marco Polo Go to China?London, 1995: Boulder, Colorado, 1996. The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Taipei: Ch’eng Wen Publishing Company, 1966.

Buddhist Sanskrit, Archaeology of the Silk Road, Rudolf Hoernle, and archaeology of Khotan, Xinjiang PC. The silk road: trade, travel, war and faith more. More Info: By Susan Whitfield with Ursula Sims-Williams. Publisher: London: British Library 2004.

Buddhist Sanskrit, Archaeology of the Silk Road, Rudolf Hoernle, and archaeology of Khotan, Xinjiang PC China. by Ursula Sims-Williams. Catalogue accompanying a major exhibition 7 May to 14 September 2004 at the British Library.

The complete plaque is reproduced in Susan Whitfield and Ursula Sims-Williams, ed. The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith. Chicago: Serindia, 2004, p. 160, no. 60, but misnumbered as. 1925,619. The Silk Road is an annual publication of the Silkroad Foundation supplied in a limited print run to librar-ies. We cannot accept individual subscriptions. Each issue can be viewed and downloaded free of charge at

Susan Whitfield (born 1960) is an English historian and librarian who worked at the British Library in London, England. Whitfield, Susan (2004).

Susan Whitfield (born 1960) is an English historian and librarian who worked at the British Library in London, England. She obtained a PhD in historiography from SOAS, University of London in 1995, with a dissertation entitled Politics against the Pen on the Tang dynasty poet Liu Zongyuan  . Serindia Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-1-932476-13-2. Aurel Stein on the Silk Road. ISBN 978-0-7141-2416-2.

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This new catalogue on the Silk Road is published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Library. Containing high-quality reproductions of the exhibits and extended captions, this book will also consist of a substantial introduction by the editor, and essays by leading scholars presenting new research based on the great range of items displayed.

There has never been an exhibition of such a large part of the Aurel Stein collection, comprising manuscripts, paintings, artefacts in equal numbers and with emphasis on both religious and secular material and all languages and cultures. The catalogue will therefore be an essential purchase for all scholars of Central Asian and Silk Road history and art, and its extensive illustration and accessible texts will prove attractive to a much wider range of readers.

Comments

Deorro Deorro
"The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War And Faith" is the best book of its kind I've ever seen. It looks like a coffee-table book, with a lot of fascinating pictures of Silk Road manuscripts, artifacts, archaeological sites, and landscapes, but unlike most coffee table books the text is meaty and up-to-date. It's centered on early-Twentieth Century explorations (especially by Aurel Stein) in Uzbekistan, the Turkish republics, and the Chinese province of Xinjiang, with excellent brief chapters on methodological questions, the Stein expedition, sites at Samarkand, Khotan, Miran, Kroriana, Dunhang, and Gaochang, and a number of other topics of great interest. (However, the previous reviewer is probably right that it isn't an especially good book for someone relatively new to the subject.)

Especially interesting to me were the photos of manuscripts (mostly Buddhist, Manichaean, or Zoroastrian) in fifteen or so languages and twelve or thirteen different scripts: Sogdian, Uighur, Mongol, Manichaean, Pahlavi, Tibetan, Chinese, Turkish Runic, Brahmi, Kharosthi, Judeo-Persian, early modern Persian, and possibly Greek (on Kushan coins). But there's something for everyone: graphic art, sculpture, architecture, household items, and knicknacks.

This book belongs in the library of everyone interested in the history of the Silk Road. (If they can afford it, which I can't yet.)
Yojin Yojin
A good history of sorts but disjointed. Several place names are not on the map. This should be checked before publication of this type book. A glossary fo names and who they are is missing. But still good info in this book. My fourth read on this subject.