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A History of the Silk Road (Armchair Traveller's History) by [Clements, Jonathan]
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A History of the Silk Road (Armchair Traveller's History) Kindle Edition


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The Silk Road is not a place, but a journey, a route from the edges of the Mediterranean to the central plains of China, through high mountains and inhospitable deserts. For thousands of years its history has been a traveler’s history, of brief encounters in desert towns, snowbound passes and nameless forts. It was the conduit that first brought Buddhism, Christianity and Islam into China, and the site of much of the “Great Game” between 19th-century empires. Today, its central section encompasses several former Soviet republics, and the Chinese Autonomous Region of Xinjiang. The ancient trade route controversially crosses the sites of several forgotten kingdoms, buried in sand and only now revealing their secrets.

A History of the Silk Road not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the region’s development, but also provides an invaluable introduction to its languages, literature, and arts. It takes a comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of this dynamic and little known region, and provides an easy-to-use reference source. Jonathan Clements pays particular attention to the fascinating historical sites which feature on any visitor’s itinerary and also gives special emphasis to the writings and reactions of travelers through the centuries.

 

About the Author

Jonathan Clements has written books on several figures associated with the Silk Road, including Kublai Khan, Marco Polo, and Empress Wu.
 

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1053 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing (14 January 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F21WDQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #859,597 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsA great history
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