9780520232143

Life Along the Silk Road

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520232143

  • ISBN10:

    0520232143

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2001
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

The Silk Road was the most traveled trade route for over 1,000 years until it was eclipsed by maritime trade. Whitfield presents composite stories of merchants, soldiers, artists, and princesses who traveled the route, and presents its history through their personal experiences.

Author Biography

Susan Whitfield runs the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, providing Internet access to over 50,000 pre-eleventh century Silk Road manuscripts now in collections worldwide.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
vi
Preface ix
Note on Names and Romanization xi
Map
xii
Introduction 1(26)
The Merchant's Tale
27(28)
The Soldier's Tale
55(21)
The Horseman's Tale
76(19)
The Princess's Tale
95(18)
The Monk's Tale
113(25)
The Courtesan's Tale
138(17)
The Nun's Tale
155(19)
The Widow's Tale
174(15)
The Official's Tale
189(17)
The Artist's Tale
206(17)
Epilogue
223(3)
Further Reading 226(4)
Table of Rulers, 739-960 230(2)
Index 232

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