China's Ancient Tea Horse Road

China's Ancient Tea Horse Road

by Andrew Forbes, David Henley
     
 

The antique Silk Road that connected the Chinese and Mediterranean Worlds for more than a millennium, facilitating the exchange of both goods and cultures, is widely known and celebrated.

Less familiar is its more southerly equivalent, the ‘Ancient Tea-Horse Road’ that once linked the lush tea gardens of southwest China with the frigid wastelands… See more details below

Overview

The antique Silk Road that connected the Chinese and Mediterranean Worlds for more than a millennium, facilitating the exchange of both goods and cultures, is widely known and celebrated.

Less familiar is its more southerly equivalent, the ‘Ancient Tea-Horse Road’ that once linked the lush tea gardens of southwest China with the frigid wastelands of Tibet and – beyond – the torrid plains of northern India. The latter is also sometimes called the ‘Southern Silk Road’, though this is a misnomer, as silk seems never to have played a very important part in the traffic that traveled along it.

Follow the jingling mule trains carrying tea across the centuries from China to Tibet.

35 historic images, 10 contemporary images, 1 map

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300464860
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,261,448
File size:
3 MB

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