The Silk Road

The Silk Road
Author: Frances Wood
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780520243408
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Road Book Excerpt:

Covering five thousand years of history and delving deeply into the archives the British Museum and other famous collections of art and antiquities, this fascinating tour of a storied trade route introduces readers to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of this legendary trail. (History)

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads
Author: Vadime Elisseeff
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781571812216
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Roads Book Excerpt:

A look at the cultural, or intercultural, exchange that took place in the Silk Roads and the role this has played in the shaping of cultures and civilizations.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road
Author: Tim Winter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0197605052
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Road Book Excerpt:

"Evocative and enigmatic, the Silk Road occupies a unique place in contemporary culture and international affairs. Across the world, it has captured the imagination as a story of camel caravans crossing desert and mountain, of precious goods moving between East and West, and of ideas, religions and technologies migrating across land and sea. As China seeks to "revive" the Silk Roads for the twenty-first century, this compelling, yet poorly understood, narrative of history now serves as a platform for building trade, diplomatic, infrastructure and geopolitical connections. "The Silk Road: Connecting Histories and Futures" is the first book to critically investigate the merits and problems of this fabled geocultural narrative of history, and map out the role it plays in international affairs. Four thematic sections trace its rise to global fame as a domain of scholarship and foreign policy, a celebration of peace and internationalism, and how it created dreams of exploration and grand adventure. China's Health Silk Road and civilizational politics are among the themes discussed that open up the Silk Roads as a space for critical enquiry"--

Byzantine Silk on the Silk Roads

Byzantine Silk on the Silk Roads
Author: Sarah E. Braddock Clarke,Ryoko Yamanaka Kondo
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2022-08-11
ISBN: 1350099317
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Byzantine Silk on the Silk Roads Book Excerpt:

With over 200 color illustrations, Byzantine Silk on the Silk Roads examines in detail the eclectic iconography of the Byzantine period and its impact on design and creativity today. Through an examination of the extraordinary variety of designs in these captivating silks, an international team of experts reveal that Byzantine culture was ever-moving and open to diverse influences across the length of the Silk Road. Commentaries from curators at key collections – including the Museum of Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian (Cooper Hewitt), the V&A and the Vatican – reveal the spread of silk embroidery and designs from East to West, and from West to East, from China to Rome, and from Constantinople to Korea. Drawing on exclusive imagery from worldwide collections within museums, churches and archives as case studies, their analysis of these unique woven silks explores the relationship between color and power, material culture and status, and offers broader insight into Byzantine culture, trade, society and ceremony. Byzantine Silk ... takes us on a journey from the past to the present, too, where Byzantine story-telling and image-making is revisited, through color, imagery and pattern, in contemporary fashion collections. Exploring Byzantine culture through a contemporary filter, the book shows how the Byzantine era still influences textile and fashion designers today in their choices of materials and colors, and their utilization of images and patterns, acting as a unique source of inspiration to designers and creators in the 21st century.

Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Road

Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Road
Author: Fuxi Gan
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9812833560
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Road Book Excerpt:

English translation of the Chinese publication Si chou zhi lu shang de gu dai bo li yan jiu, proceedings of the 2004 Urumqi Symposium on Ancient Glass in Northern China and the 2005 Shanghai International Workshop of Archaeology of Glass, with the addition of some new information and six previously unpublished papers presented at the International Congress on Glass held in Kyoto, Japan in 2004.

Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia

Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia
Author: Michal Biran,Jonathan Brack,Francesca Fiaschetti
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN: 0520298756
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia Book Excerpt:

During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, Chinggis Khan and his heirs established the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world, extending from Korea to Hungary and from Iraq, Tibet, and Burma to Siberia. Ruling over roughly two thirds of the Old World, the Mongol Empire enabled people, ideas, and objects to traverse immense geographical and cultural boundaries. Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia reveals the individual stories of three key groups of people—military commanders, merchants, and intellectuals—from across Eurasia. These annotated biographies bring to the fore a compelling picture of the Mongol Empire from a wide range of historical sources in multiple languages, providing important insights into a period unique for its rapid and far-reaching transformations. Read together or separately, they offer the perfect starting point for any discussion of the Mongol Empire’s impact on China, the Muslim world, and the West and illustrate the scale, diversity, and creativity of the cross-cultural exchange along the continental and maritime Silk Roads. Features and Benefits: Synthesizes historical information from Chinese, Arabic, Persian, and Latin sources that are otherwise inaccessible to English-speaking audiences. Presents in an accessible manner individual life stories that serve as a springboard for discussing themes such as military expansion, cross-cultural contacts, migration, conversion, gender, diplomacy, transregional commercial networks, and more. Each chapter includes a bibliography to assist students and instructors seeking to further explore the individuals and topics discussed. Informative maps, images, and tables throughout the volume supplement each biography.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road
Author: British Library
Publsiher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781932476132
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads
Author: Geordie Torr
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 1398809764
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Roads Book Excerpt:

Take an intrepid journey through the history of the Silk Roads with this brilliant reference book. Traversing snowy mountain passes, vast, forbidding deserts and stormy seas, these ancient trade routes were about much more than the movement of goods, they paved the way for an unprecedented period of cultural exchange, diplomacy and conflict creating a legacy that continues to affect global geopolitics in the 21st century. Forged over millennia through a desire for enterprise, the Silk Roads have had an profound influence on Eurasia and beyond, connecting cultures, languages, customs and religions. And with China now working to reopen this ancient trade network, the time is right to shine a new light on its history and impact. This edition has been updated with an expanded chapter on China's efforts to reopen this ancient trade network through the Belt and Road Initiative and the many impacts it has had along the way, from its ambitious infrastructure projects to new cities emerging along its route to the growth of a digital silk road, Geordie Torr examines the profound impacts of the revival of the world's greatest trading route. With helpful timelines and useful information boxes, The Silk Roads gives you everything you need to master the history of this world-changing region.

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads
Author: Peter Frankopan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 1408839962
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Roads Book Excerpt:

The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east. 'Magnificent' Sunday Times 'Immensely entertaining ... so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating' The Times For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west – in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerce and culture. A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.

The Silk Road Rediscovered

The Silk Road Rediscovered
Author: Anil K. Gupta,Girija Pande,Haiyan Wang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 1118446232
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Road Rediscovered Book Excerpt:

A roadmap for understanding the business challenges and opportunities in China By 2025, China and India will be two of the world's four largest economies. By then, economic ties between them should also rank among the ten most important bilateral ties worldwide. Their leaders are well aware of these emerging realities. In May 2013, just two months after taking charge, Premier Li Keqiang left for India on his first official trip outside China, a clear signal of China's foreign policy priorities. The Silk Road Rediscovered is the first book ever to analyze the growing corporate linkages between India and China. Did you know that: India's Mahindra is the fifth largest tractor manufacturer in China? Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover unit is the fastest growing luxury auto seller in China? India's NIIT is the most influential IT training brand in China? China's Huawei has its second largest R&D center in Bangalore and employs over 5000 people in India? Shanghai Electric earns its largest revenues outside China from India? As these developments illustrate, pioneering Indian and Chinese companies are rediscovering the fabled Silk Road which joined their nations in ancient times. Winning in each other's markets is also making them stronger and whetting their appetite for further global expansion. This book examines how Indian companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Mahindra Tractors, NIIT, Tata Motors/Jaguar Land Rover and Sundaram Fasteners have figured out how to win in China. Their experiences may inspire and offer lessons to other Indian companies. The book also examines how Chinese pioneers such as Lenovo, Huawei, TBEA, Haier and Xinxing have made a strong commitment to India and are beginning to realize the fruits of this commitment. The key lessons that emerge from these analyses are: the odds of success go up dramatically when executives adopt a global rather than local-for-local perspective and are skillful at learning on the ground.

Beyond the Silk Roads

Beyond the Silk Roads
Author: Magnus Marsden
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 1108838316
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Silk Roads Book Excerpt:

Explores how long-distance trading networks and commercial hubs connect geopolitically fraught Eurasian contexts in the twenty-first century. This title is also available as Open Access.

Shadow Exchanges along the New Silk Roads

Shadow Exchanges along the New Silk Roads
Author: Eva Hung,Tak-Wing Ngo
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN: 9048541344
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Exchanges along the New Silk Roads Book Excerpt:

Long before China promulgated the official One Belt One Road initiatives, vast networks of cross-border exchanges have already existed across Asia and Eurasia. The dynamics of such trade and resource flow have largely been outside state control, and are pushed to the realm of the shadow economy. The official initiative is a state-driven attempt to enhance the orderly flow of resources across countries along the Belt-Road, hence extending the reach of the states to the shadow economies. This volume offers a bottom-up view of the trans-border informal exchanges across Asia and Eurasia, and analyses its clash and mesh with the state-orchestrated Belt-Road cooperation. By undertaking a comparative study of country cases along the new silk roads, the book underlines the intended and unintended consequences of such competing routes of connectivity on the socio-economic conditions of local communities.

The Silk Road A Very Short Introduction

The Silk Road  A Very Short Introduction
Author: James A. Millward
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-04-10
ISBN: 0199323852
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Road A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical background against which the silk road flourished, shedding light on the importance of old-world cultural exchange to Eurasian and world history. On the one hand, historian James A. Millward treats the silk road broadly, to stand in for the cross-cultural communication between peoples across the Eurasian continent since at least the Neolithic era. On the other, he highlights specific examples of goods and ideas exchanged between the Mediterranean, Persia, India, and China, along with the significance of these exchanges. While including silks, spices, and travelers' tales of colorful locales, the book explains the dynamics of Central Eurasian history that promoted Silk Road interactions--especially the role of nomad empires--highlighting the importance of the biological, technological, artistic, intellectual, and religious interchanges across the continent. Millward shows that these exchanges had a profound effect on the old world that was akin to, if not on the scale of, modern globalization. He also disputes the idea that the silk road declined after the collapse of the Mongol empire or the opening of direct sea routes from Europe to Asia, showing how silk road phenomena continued through the early modern and modern expansion of the Russian and Chinese states across Central Asia. Millward concludes that the idea of the silk road has remained powerful, not only as a popular name for boutiques and restaurants, but also in modern politics and diplomacy, such as U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's "Silk Road Initiative" for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Central Asia and the Silk Road

Central Asia and the Silk Road
Author: Stephan Barisitz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN: 3319512137
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Central Asia and the Silk Road Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the pre-modern economic history of Central Asia and the Silk Road, covering several millennia. By analyzing an abundance of sources and materials, it illustrates the repeated economic heydays of the Silk Road, during which it linked the Orient and Occident for many centuries. Nomadic steppe empires frequently dominated Central Asia, molded its economy and influenced trade along the Silk Road. The book assesses the causes and effects of the wide-ranging overland trade booms, while also discussing various internal and external factors that led to the gradual economic decline of Central Asia and eventual demise of the Silk Road. Lastly, it explains how the economic decline gave rise to Chinese and Russian colonialism in the 18th and 19th centuries. Detailed information, e.g. on the Silk Road’s trajectories in various epochs, is offered in the form of numerous newly drafted maps.

Teaching the Silk Road

Teaching the Silk Road
Author: Jacqueline M. Moore,Rebecca Woodward Wendelken
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1438431031
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching the Silk Road Book Excerpt:

Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China’s Silk Road. The romance of the Silk Road journey, with its exotic locales and luxury goods, still excites the popular imagination. But study of the trade routes between China and central Asia that flourished from about 200 BCE to the 1500s can also greatly enhance contemporary higher education curricula. Indeed, with people, plants, animals, ideas, and beliefs traversing it, the Silk Road is both a metaphor of globalization and an early example of it. Teaching the Silk Road highlights the reasons to incorporate this material into a variety of courses and shares resources to facilitate that process. It is intended for those who are not Silk Road or Asian specialists but who wish to embrace a global history and civilizations perspective in teaching, as opposed to the more traditional approach that focuses on cultures in isolation. The book explores both classroom and experiential learning and is intentionally interdisciplinary. Each essay focuses on pedagogical strategies or themes that teachers can use to bring the Silk Road into the classroom. “Based on years of experience, the authors of Teaching the Silk Road offer sound strategies for both stand-alone courses on aspects of the route and mainstreaming what has been uncovered in three decades of research into existing courses in a variety of disciplines.” — H-Net Reviews (H-Asia) “This collection of essays and personal reflections allows the reader to listen in on a relaxed conversation on teaching the topic of the Silk Road. It offers a nice blueprint for integrating the Silk Road into new or existing curricula.” — J. Michael Farmer, author of The Talent of Shu: Qiao Zhou and the Intellectual World of Early Medieval Sichuan

The Silk Road Central Asia Afghanistan and Iran

The Silk Road  Central Asia  Afghanistan and Iran
Author: Jonathan Tucker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 0857739263
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Road Central Asia Afghanistan and Iran Book Excerpt:

Stretching from the ancient Chinese capital of Xian across the expanses of Central Asia to Rome, the Silk Road was, for 1,500 years, a vibrant network of arteries that carried the lifeblood of nations across the world. Along a multitude of routes everything was exchanged: exotic goods, art, knowledge, religion, philosophy, disease and war. From the East came silk, precious stones, tea, jade, paper, porcelain, spices and cotton; from the West, horses, weapons, wool and linen, aromatics, entertainers and exotic animals. From its earliest beginnings in the days of Alexander the Great and the Han dynasty, the Silk Road expanded and evolved, reaching its peak during the Tang dynasty and the Byzantine Empire and gradually withering away with the decline of the Mongol Empire. In this beautifully illustrated book, which covers the Central Asian section of the Silk Road - from Lake Issyk-kul through Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, the Kyzyl Kum Desert, Khiva and Merv to Herat, Kabul and Iran - Jonathan Tucker uses travellers' anecdotes and a wealth of literary and historical sources to celebrate the cultural heritage of the countries that lie along the Silk Road and illuminate the lives of those who once travelled through the very heart of the world.

The Silk Road China and the Karakorum Highway

The Silk Road   China and the Karakorum Highway
Author: Jonathan Tucker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 0857739336
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silk Road China and the Karakorum Highway Book Excerpt:

Stretching from the ancient Chinese capital of Xian across the expanses of Central Asia to Rome, the Silk Road was, for 1,500 years, a vibrant network of arteries that carried the lifeblood of nations across the world. Along a multitude of routes everything was exchanged: exotic goods, art, knowledge, religion, philosophy, disease and war. From the East came silk, precious stones, tea, jade, paper, porcelain, spices and cotton; from the West, horses, weapons, wool and linen, aromatics, entertainers and exotic animals. From its earliest beginnings in the days of Alexander the Great and the Han dynasty, the Silk Road expanded and evolved, reaching its peak during the Tang dynasty and the Byzantine Empire and gradually withering away with the decline of the Mongol Empire. In this beautifully illustrated book, which covers the China section of the Silk Road - from Xian through Loulan, Korla, Turfan and Khotan to Kashgar and onwards to India - Jonathan Tucker uses travellers' anecdotes and a wealth of literary and historical sources to celebrate the cultural heritage of the countries that lie along the Silk Road and illuminate the lives of those who once travelled through the very heart of the world.

Dice and Gods on the Silk Road

Dice and Gods on the Silk Road
Author: Brandon Dotson,Constance A. Cook,Zhao Lu
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN: 9004464379
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dice and Gods on the Silk Road Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary collaboration is the first in-depth study of Chinese Buddhist dice divination. It situates the tenth-century “Divination of Maheśvara,” within a deep Chinese backstory while simultaneously tracking its specific method of divination across the Silk Road to ancient India.

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road
Author: Adam T. Kessler
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN: 9004231277
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road Book Excerpt:

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.

Byzantium to China Religion History and Culture on the Silk Roads

Byzantium to China  Religion  History and Culture on the Silk Roads
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2022-07-18
ISBN: 9004517987
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Byzantium to China Religion History and Culture on the Silk Roads Book Excerpt:

This volume celebrates the outstanding achievements of Samuel N. C. Lieu and his contribution to Manichaean, Roman, Byzantine, and Silk Road Studies. Readers will find his wide range of scholarly interests reflected in the contributions of his colleagues and former students.