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Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes de Susan Whitfield

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  • Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes
  • Susan Whitfield
  • Número de páginas: 480
  • Formatos: Pdf, ePub, Moby, Fb2
  • ISBN: 9780520304185
  • Editorial: University of California Press

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Descarga gratuita de libros electrónicos para computación móvil Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes

Overview

The Silk Roads continue to capture the imagination of the public, and, in 2014, a section of the land routes was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Yet there was no single "Silk Road." Instead, a complex network of trade routes spanned Afro-Eurasia’s mountains, plains, deserts, and seas. From silk to spices, religion to dance, traffic in goods and ideas was crucial to the development of civilizations through rich cultural interactions and economic activity.   Centered around the dramatic landscapes of the Silk Roads, this beautiful volume honors the great diversity of medieval Afro-Eurasian cultures. Each section—from steppe to desert to ocean—includes maps, a historical and archaeological overview and thematic essays by leading scholars worldwide, as well as sidebars showcasing objects that exemplify the art, archaeology and architecture of the Silk Roads.