8 edition of Life along the Silk Road found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-229) and index.
|LC Classifications||DS33.1 .W45 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 242 p. :|
|Number of Pages||242|
|LC Control Number||00266571|
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This book has a fine premise: an exploration of the Silk Road modeled on The Canterbury Tales: we meet various individuals over the course of the second half of the 1st milennium A.D.
who live and work along the eastern stretch of this (very) long road/5. This book offers a peak into the fascinating lives of people who lived along the Silk Road during its hay day and decline.
The story-telling of each character is more academic than historic-fiction. Author puts together all the archaeological and manuscript finds and weaves the facts into life events of various characters, e.g. merchant, solder Cited by: Life Along the Silk Road was an overall good book.
When first seeing the book it looks really lengthy and boring but it really surprised me how interesting it actually was. This book provides a good insight on what it was like to travel on the Silk Road.
In each chapter of the book a new set of characters and their adventure on the trade /5(13). Life along the Silk Road Book Description: 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.
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 the route.
Enlightening new book recounts the history of the eastern Silk Road, from Samarkand to Chang¹an, through ten individual composites based on the historical record who lived in different city-states along the eastern Silk Road from the 8th to the 10th centuries/5(5).
“One of the reasons the Silk Road is a misnomer is that silk was not the main good moving along” It’s a huge feat of research, the author draws from documents in Sodgian and Arabic. The author gives an overview of the Sogdians from their start, in the early s, through the peak period of.
About the Author. The author of numerous books and articles on the Silk Roads and China, including Life Along the Silk Road and Silk, Slaves, and Stupas, Susan Whitfield is a scholar, curator, writer, lecturer, and traveler of the Silk Roads.
ABOUT THE BOOK: This book Life along the Silk Road gives a rich account of the varied history of the Silk Road. It is a good read for people with special interest in history. The book recounts the stories, the lives of ten individuals who lived along the Silk Road in different era. 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.