Life Along the Silk Road

Title

Life Along the Silk Road

Authors

Susan Whitfield

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Description

In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled on the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Linking Europe, India, and the Far East, the route passed through many countries and many settlements, from the splendid city of Samarkand to tiny desert hamlets. Susan Whitfield creates a rich and varied portrait of life along the greatest trade route in history in a vivid, lively, and learned account that spans the eighth through the tenth centuries. Recounting the lives of ten individuals who lived at different times during this period, Whitfield draws on contemporary sources and uses firsthand accounts whenever possible to reconstruct the history of the route through the personal experiences of these characters.

ISBN

0-520-23214-3

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Publisher

University of California Press

Disciplines

Asian History | European History | History | Islamic World and Near East History

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