Treasures Of The Great Silk Road

by Knobloch, Edgar

Treasures Of The Great Silk Road

Price:  US$30.25   (SGD42.01*)
Format:  Paper Back, 232 pages
Published:  2012, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780752471174
SB#:  053468 (101)

About This Book

Updated softback edition of the 2001 study of the culture, history and heritage of the Silk Road area, home of the Republics of Xinjiang and Afghanistan. Visible and concealed evidences of Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Russian invasions and Persian, Turkic and Chinese influences are discussed and illustrated for the student and the traveller. Historical quotations, photographs, drawings, and street plans complement the four sections. These offer: general background material on the Silk Road countries and their history, civilisation and architecture; discussions of the Central Asian republics of Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan), and of Afghanistan. Impacts of the Soviet invasion of the 1990s but not of the subsequent and ongoing warfare are appended. Bibliography and index.

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