Life Along the Silk Road

Author(s): Susan Whitfield


Presents the story of the Silk Road in its heyday, through the lives of ten of its inhabitants.


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'A wonderful find ! this book is a treasure' -- South China Morning Post 'The cast reads like something out of The Canterbury Tales ! brings to life the history and also the great variety of people, languages, religions, interests and behaviour along this most remarkable of migratory routes' -- Sunday Times 'Examines the famous central Asian trade route through the life of ten separate individuals' -- Contemporary Review 20040801 'A trail-blazer, vividly recreating the life and times of this great cultural highway' -- Scotsman 20040801

Susan Whitfield runs the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, providing Internet access to over 50,000 pre-eleventh century Silk Road manuscripts now in collections worldwide. She has written several books and articles on the Silk Road and China, including China: A Literary Companion, and travels there regularly.

The merchant's tale; the soldier's tale; the horsemen'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.

General Fields

  • : 9780719564017
  • : murray
  • : murray
  • : 0.201
  • : August 2000
  • : 196mm X 132mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Whitfield
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 958.01
  • : 256
  • : 8 colour illustrations, maps