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Silk Road A New History

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ISBN-10: 0190218428

ISBN-13: 9780190218423

Edition: 2015

Authors: Valerie Hansen

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The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history.In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes. For centuries, key records remained hidden-sometimes deliberately buried by bureaucrats for safe keeping. But the sands of the Taklamakan Desert have revealed fascinating material, sometimes preserved by illiterate locals who recycled…    
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.77" wide x 9.21" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English