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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

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Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes
Title
Silk Roads
Title remainder
peoples, cultures, landscapes
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edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars
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Editor
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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. --
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1960-
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  • Whitfield, Susan
  • Sellars, Peter
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  • Material culture
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Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes, edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars
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Published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Thames & Hudson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-465) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1089418460
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780520304185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089418460
Label
Silk Roads : peoples, cultures, landscapes, edited by Susan Whitfield ; foreword by Peter Sellars
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Thames & Hudson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1089418460
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780520304185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089418460

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