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Title The Silk Road : key papers. Part 1, The pre-Islamic period / edited with an introduction by Valerie Hansen
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Global Oriental, 2012
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DS328.2 .S56 2012  v.1    AVAILABLE    30600020071412
 人文社會聯圖  DS328.2 .S56 2012  v.2    AVAILABLE    30600020071420
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS328.2 S583 2012  v.1    AVAILABLE    30530001090984
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS328.2 S583 2012  v.2    AVAILABLE    30530001090992
Descript 2 v. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
v. 1. Introduction -- The beginnings of the Silk Road -- The Kushan empire and beyond -- Kuche, Kumārajīva, and broader issues of translation -- Samarkand and the Sogdians -- v. 2. Turfan -- Dunhuang and Khoton -- Index
Summary: This is the first of two two-volume collections by top scholars in their field on the history of the Silk Road. This collection's main focus is the first millennium CE when the Silk Road trade was at its height. Most of the entries are organized chronologically and geographically, concentrating on the sites (like Niya and Loulan) which flourished in the third and fourth centuries, then Turfan and Samarkand (500-800), and closes with the period after 800, when Tang China withdrew its troops from the region and the local peoples reverted to a largely barter economy. Coverage ends in 1000, when the first cities on the western edge of the Taklamakan converted to Islam
Subject Silk Road -- History
Silk Road -- Antiquities
Trade routes -- Asia, Central -- History
Asia, Central -- Commerce -- History
Asia, Central -- Civilization
Alt Author Hansen, Valerie, 1958-
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