Life along the Silk Road

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Book
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ISBN 10
0520224728 
ISBN 13
9780520224728 
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Publication Year
1999 
Subject
Silk Road--History.; Silk Road--Biography. 
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Description
xi, 242 pages : 24 cm; The Merchant's tale -- The Soldier's tale -- The Horseman's tale -- The Princess's tale -- The Monk's tale -- The Courtesan's tale -- The Nun's tale -- The Widow's tale -- The Official's tale -- The Artist's tale.; "In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled on the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Linking Europe, India, and the Far East, the route passed through many countries and many settlements, from the splendid city of Samarkand to tiny desert hamlets. Susan Whitfield creates a rich and varied portrait of life along the greatest trade route in history in a vivid, lively, and learned account that spans the eighth through the tenth centuries. Recounting the lives of ten individuals who lived at different times during this period, Whitfield draws on contemporary sources and uses first-hand accounts whenever possible to reconstruct the history of the route through the personal experiences of these characters."--Jacket.; 
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