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The Silk Roads A Brief History with Documents

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Edition:
1st
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9780312475512

ISBN10:
0312475519
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Pub. Date:
3/21/2012
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Bedford/St. Martin's
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Author Biography

Xinru Liu Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is associate professor of history at the College of Now Jersey in Ewing, where she teaches world history, the history of South Asia, and the history of Central Asia. She is associated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of History and Institute of World History. Among her many publications are The Silk Road in World History; Connections Across Eurasia: Transportation, Communication, and Cultural Exchange on the Sill Roads with Lynda Norene Shaffer; Silk and Religion: An Exploration of Material Life and the Thought of People, A. D. 600-1200; and Ancient India and Ancient. China: Trade and Religious Exchanges, A.D. 1-600.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
List of Maps and Illustrationsp. xv
Introduction: From the Rise of the Silk Roads to a Eurasian Market Systemp. 1
China's Trade on the Western Frontier, Second First Centuries BCEp. 4
Rome's Trade to the East, First Century BCE Second Century CEp. 7
The Kushan Empire and the Influence of Buddhism, Second Century BCE Second Century CEp. 10
The Oasis Towns of Central Asia and the Spread of Buddhism, Third-Seventh Centuriesp. 15
The Byzantine Empire and Silks in Royal Purple, Sixth Ninth Centuriesp. 19
The Tang Empire and Foreign Traders and Priests, Eighth Tenth Centuriesp. 22
Muslim Baghdad in the Eurasian Market, Ninth Eleventh Centuriesp. 26
Trade Networks from the Mediterranean to the South China Sea, Tenth Thirteenth Centuriesp. 28
The Documentsp. 35
China's Trade on the Western Frontier, Second-First Centuries BCEp. 37
Sima Qian, Records of the Grand Historian of China, Early First Century BCEp. 37
Ban Gu, History of the Former Han Dynasty, Late First Century CEp. 44
Documents Excavated from Juyan Fort on the Great Wall, ca. 103 BCE-40 CEp. 47
Letter from an Officer to His Wifep. 48
Travelers' Passportsp. 49
Soldiers'Work Assignmentsp. 49
Rome's Trade to the East, First Century BCE-Second Century CEp. 51
Strabo, The Geography, Early First Century CEp. 51
Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander, ca.145-60 CEp. 54
Pliny, Natural History, 77 CEp. 59
The Voyage around the Red Sea, First Century CEp. 74
Ptolemy, The Geography, Mid-Second Century CEp. 80
The Kushan Empire and the Influence of Buddhism, Second Century BCE-Second Century CEp. 84
The Questions of King Milinda, ca. 166-150 BCEp. 84
The Lotus of the True Law, First Century BCE-First Century CEp. 91
TheAmitabha Sutra, First Century BCE-FirstCentury CEp. 94
Votive Inscription on a Silver Plaque from Taxila, First-Second Centuries CEp. 99
The Oasis Towns of Central Asia and the Spread of Buddhism, Third-Seventh Centuriesp. 100
Documents Excavated from the Ruins ofNiya, Third Centuryp. 100
Contract for the Sale of a Vineyardp. 100
An Ownership Dispute about a Slavep. 101
Regulations for a Community of Monksp. 102
Nanai-vandak, Letter to the Noble Lord Varzakk, ca. 313p. 102
Faxian, A Record of the Buddhist Kingdoms, ca. 416p. 105
Song Yun and Huisheng, The Mission of Song Yun and Huisheng, ca. 547p. 107
Huili and Yanzong, The Life ofXuanzang, ca. 664-688p. 111
Inventories Excavated from a Turfan Cemetery, Mid Seventh Centuryp. 114
Tang Zhuanghui, ca. 641p. 115
Xinfu,672p. 115
The Byzantine Empire and Silks in Royal Purple, Sixth Ninth Centuriesp. 120
Procopius, History of the Wars, ca. 550p. 120
Procopius, The Secret History, ca. 550p. 123
The Book of the Eparch, ca. 895p. 125
The Tang Empire and Foreign Traders and Priests, Eighth Tenth Centuriesp. 133
Zhang Zhuo, Anecdotes from the Court and the Country, ca. 705p. 133
Jingjing, Inscriptions from the Nestorian Stele, 781p. 136
The Messiah of Christiansp. 137
The Development of the Christian Church in Chinap. 137
Liu Xu and Others, The Old Tang History, 941-945p. 140
Muslim Baghdad in the Eurasian Market, Ninth-Eleventh Centuriesp. 144
Sulayman al-Tajir and Others, An Account of China and India, ca. 851p. 144
Mas'udi, The Meadows of Gold: TheAbbasids, ca. 947p. 146
Book of Gifts and Rarities, Eleventh Centuryp. 149
Trade Networks from the Mediterranean to the South China Sea, Tenth Thirteenth Centuriesp. 152
Captain Buzurg Ibn Shahriyar, The Book of the Wonders of India, 953p. 152
Inscription on a Cliff in the Port of Quanzhou, 1183p. 155
Ibn Jubayr, The Travels of lbn Jubayr, ca. 1185p. 157
Letter from a Jewish Trader in India to His Wife in Cairo, 1204p. 159
Zhao Rukuo, Records concerning Foreign Countries, 1225p. 164
Marco Polo, The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian, ca. 1298p. 166
Song Lian and Others, History of the Yuan Dynasty, 1370p. 168
Appendixes
A Chronology of the Silk Roads Second Century BCE Thirteenth Century CEp. 171
Questions for Considerationp. 174
Selected Bibliographyp. 176
Indexp. 183
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