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The Resource Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes, edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars

Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes, edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars

Label
Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes
Title
Silk Roads
Title remainder
peoples, cultures, landscapes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As world powers realign their cultural outlooks, there is no better time to consider how Eurasia's complex network of ancient trade routes - which spanned high mountain ranges, open river plains and vast deserts across the continent and on to the seas beyond - fostered economic activity and cultural communication. From perfume to spice, from religion to art, the trade and exchange of goods and ideas was crucial to the development of civilizations throughout the region, and the world. This book is the first comprehensive illustrated publication on the Silk Roads. Edited by an established authority on the subject, 'The Silk Roads' situates the ancient routes against the landscapes that defined them, to reveal the raw materials that they produced, the means of travel that were employed to traverse them and the communities that were formed by them. Organized by terrain, from steppe to desert to ocean, each section includes detailed maps, a historical overview, thematic essays and features showcasing iconic art objects, buildings and archaeological discoveries. A wealth of photographs reveal the breathtaking landscapes of Central Asia, mostly unseen by those who haven't travelled the routes. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014, the Silk Road has never been of greater interest or importance than today. This beautiful publication honours the astonishing diversity in the way cultures can advance and flourish not in spite of their differences, but because of them
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
950.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Whitfield, Susan
  • Sellars, Peter
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  • Material culture
  • Silk Road
  • Silk Road
  • Silk Road
  • Eurasia
  • Eurasia
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, Central
Target audience
adult
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Label
Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes, edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-465) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Mapping the Silk Roads -- Photography of central Asia -- Steppe -- Map -- Where the grass meets the sky -- Gold from the earth -- The `wandering Scythians' and other steppe pastoralists -- The steppe and the Chinese world -- The steppe and the Iranian world -- The steppe and the Roman world -- The wings of the Turks: the horse -- Stones on the steppe: a mortuary landscape -- Belts, daggers and earrings of gold: steppe luxuries -- The caftan: fashion across the Silk Roads -- Mountains and highlands -- Map -- The roof of the world -- The Bactrian hoard and other unearthed treasures -- Settlers from the steppe: the Kushan, Hephthalites and other empires -- Buddhism and Christianity on the Silk Roads -- Buddhism and trade: moving eastwards from Gandhara to China -- Linked economies: Buddhist monasteries and cities -- Christian monasticism in Africa and Asia -- Revering the bones of the dead: relic worship in Buddhism and Christianity --
  • Contents note continued: More precious than gold: lapis lazuli -- Ores from the mountains: mining and metallurgy -- Precarious paths and snow-covered summits: traversing the mountains -- Sculpting men and gods: influences across Eurasia -- Deserts and oases -- Map -- Hills and valleys of sand -- Sand-buried ruins -- Oasis kingdoms of the Taklamakan -- Arabia: the land of frankincense and myrrh -- Canals, qanats and cisterns: water management in desert oases -- Camels and caravanserai: traversing the desert -- Islam: a new faith on the Silk Roads -- Lutes, pipa and ouds: the Silk Road spread of the stringed instrument -- Rivers and plains -- Map -- Arteries of the Silk Roads -- Uncovering great cities and temples -- Great empires of the Silk Roads -- Money and mints -- Silkworms and mulberry trees: Silk Road settlers -- Complex looms for complex silks -- Yarns, textiles and dyes -- Paper and printing -- Ceramics from Mesopotamia to China --
  • Contents note continued: Zoroastrianism: the spread of an ancient religion -- Manichaeism: its flourishing and demise -- Fruits and nuts across Eurasia -- Seas and skies -- Map -- Interconnected seas -- Treasures from the deep -- Travelling the treacherous seas: pirates, storms and sirens -- Ships and shipbuilding -- Astronomy and navigation -- Slavery and servitude in the Indian Ocean -- Pirates and slaves on the South China Sea -- From beads to bowls: glass production and trade -- Importing and working coloured stones in southeast Asia -- Judaism in the Indian Ocean world -- Spice production and distribution
Control code
000066244883
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780500021576
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • n
Other control number
60002357496
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1096527282
Label
Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes, edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-465) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Mapping the Silk Roads -- Photography of central Asia -- Steppe -- Map -- Where the grass meets the sky -- Gold from the earth -- The `wandering Scythians' and other steppe pastoralists -- The steppe and the Chinese world -- The steppe and the Iranian world -- The steppe and the Roman world -- The wings of the Turks: the horse -- Stones on the steppe: a mortuary landscape -- Belts, daggers and earrings of gold: steppe luxuries -- The caftan: fashion across the Silk Roads -- Mountains and highlands -- Map -- The roof of the world -- The Bactrian hoard and other unearthed treasures -- Settlers from the steppe: the Kushan, Hephthalites and other empires -- Buddhism and Christianity on the Silk Roads -- Buddhism and trade: moving eastwards from Gandhara to China -- Linked economies: Buddhist monasteries and cities -- Christian monasticism in Africa and Asia -- Revering the bones of the dead: relic worship in Buddhism and Christianity --
  • Contents note continued: More precious than gold: lapis lazuli -- Ores from the mountains: mining and metallurgy -- Precarious paths and snow-covered summits: traversing the mountains -- Sculpting men and gods: influences across Eurasia -- Deserts and oases -- Map -- Hills and valleys of sand -- Sand-buried ruins -- Oasis kingdoms of the Taklamakan -- Arabia: the land of frankincense and myrrh -- Canals, qanats and cisterns: water management in desert oases -- Camels and caravanserai: traversing the desert -- Islam: a new faith on the Silk Roads -- Lutes, pipa and ouds: the Silk Road spread of the stringed instrument -- Rivers and plains -- Map -- Arteries of the Silk Roads -- Uncovering great cities and temples -- Great empires of the Silk Roads -- Money and mints -- Silkworms and mulberry trees: Silk Road settlers -- Complex looms for complex silks -- Yarns, textiles and dyes -- Paper and printing -- Ceramics from Mesopotamia to China --
  • Contents note continued: Zoroastrianism: the spread of an ancient religion -- Manichaeism: its flourishing and demise -- Fruits and nuts across Eurasia -- Seas and skies -- Map -- Interconnected seas -- Treasures from the deep -- Travelling the treacherous seas: pirates, storms and sirens -- Ships and shipbuilding -- Astronomy and navigation -- Slavery and servitude in the Indian Ocean -- Pirates and slaves on the South China Sea -- From beads to bowls: glass production and trade -- Importing and working coloured stones in southeast Asia -- Judaism in the Indian Ocean world -- Spice production and distribution
Control code
000066244883
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780500021576
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • n
Other control number
60002357496
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1096527282

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