Silk Roads A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312475519

ISBN-13: 9780312475512

Edition: 2012

Authors: Xinru Liu

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This thoughtful introduction examines the many ways in which the peoples along the Silk Roads interacted, and considers the implications for economies and societies, as well as political and religious institutions.
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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 5/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: From the Rise of the Silk Roads to a Eurasian Market System
China's Trade on the Western Frontier, Second First Centuries BCE
Rome's Trade to the East, First Century BCE Second Century CE
The Kushan Empire and the Influence of Buddhism, Second Century BCE Second Century CE
The Oasis Towns of Central Asia and the Spread of Buddhism, Third-Seventh Centuries
The Byzantine Empire and Silks in Royal Purple, Sixth Ninth Centuries
The Tang Empire and Foreign Traders and Priests, Eighth Tenth Centuries
Muslim Baghdad in the Eurasian Market, Ninth Eleventh Centuries
Trade Networks from the Mediterranean to the South China Sea, Tenth Thirteenth Centuries
The Documents
China's Trade on the Western Frontier, Second-First Centuries BCE
Sima Qian, Records of the Grand Historian of China, Early First Century BCE
Ban Gu, History of the Former Han Dynasty, Late First Century CE
Documents Excavated from Juyan Fort on the Great Wall, ca. 103 BCE-40 CE
Letter from an Officer to His Wife
Travelers' Passports
Soldiers'Work Assignments
Rome's Trade to the East, First Century BCE-Second Century CE
Strabo, The Geography, Early First Century CE
Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander, ca.145-60 CE
Pliny, Natural History, 77 CE
The Voyage around the Red Sea, First Century CE
Ptolemy, The Geography, Mid-Second Century CE
The Kushan Empire and the Influence of Buddhism, Second Century BCE-Second Century CE
The Questions of King Milinda, ca. 166-150 BCE
The Lotus of the True Law, First Century BCE-First Century CE
TheAmitabha Sutra, First Century BCE-FirstCentury CE
Votive Inscription on a Silver Plaque from Taxila, First-Second Centuries CE
The Oasis Towns of Central Asia and the Spread of Buddhism, Third-Seventh Centuries
Documents Excavated from the Ruins ofNiya, Third Century
Contract for the Sale of a Vineyard
An Ownership Dispute about a Slave
Regulations for a Community of Monks
Nanai-vandak, Letter to the Noble Lord Varzakk, ca. 313
Faxian, A Record of the Buddhist Kingdoms, ca. 416
Song Yun and Huisheng, The Mission of Song Yun and Huisheng, ca. 547
Huili and Yanzong, The Life ofXuanzang, ca. 664-688
Inventories Excavated from a Turfan Cemetery, Mid Seventh Century
Tang Zhuanghui, ca. 641
Xinfu,672
The Byzantine Empire and Silks in Royal Purple, Sixth Ninth Centuries
Procopius, History of the Wars, ca. 550
Procopius, The Secret History, ca. 550
The Book of the Eparch, ca. 895
The Tang Empire and Foreign Traders and Priests, Eighth Tenth Centuries
Zhang Zhuo, Anecdotes from the Court and the Country, ca. 705
Jingjing, Inscriptions from the Nestorian Stele, 781
The Messiah of Christians
The Development of the Christian Church in China
Liu Xu and Others, The Old Tang History, 941-945
Muslim Baghdad in the Eurasian Market, Ninth-Eleventh Centuries
Sulayman al-Tajir and Others, An Account of China and India, ca. 851
Mas'udi, The Meadows of Gold: TheAbbasids, ca. 947
Book of Gifts and Rarities, Eleventh Century
Trade Networks from the Mediterranean to the South China Sea, Tenth Thirteenth Centuries
Captain Buzurg Ibn Shahriyar, The Book of the Wonders of India, 953
Inscription on a Cliff in the Port of Quanzhou, 1183
Ibn Jubayr, The Travels of lbn Jubayr, ca. 1185
Letter from a Jewish Trader in India to His Wife in Cairo, 1204
Zhao Rukuo, Records concerning Foreign Countries, 1225
Marco Polo, The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian, ca. 1298
Song Lian and Others, History of the Yuan Dynasty, 1370
Appendixes
A Chronology of the Silk Roads Second Century BCE Thirteenth Century CE
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index
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