Silk Road: Monks, Warriors and Merchants on the Silk Road

Overview

The phrase 'Silk Road' still conjures up images of romance and mystery; it resonates with names such as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and Marco Polo. This great network of trade routes, over both land and sea, which eventually linked China to Europe and all the lands in between, evokes the human spirit of exploration and discovery. Thanks to the individuals, and sometimes whole populations, who undertook often perilous and difficult journeys, enforced or otherwise, the vast expanse of the Eurasian ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $13.23   
  • New (2) from $80.00   
  • Used (6) from $13.23   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$80.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(136)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$93.27
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(257)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The phrase 'Silk Road' still conjures up images of romance and mystery; it resonates with names such as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and Marco Polo. This great network of trade routes, over both land and sea, which eventually linked China to Europe and all the lands in between, evokes the human spirit of exploration and discovery. Thanks to the individuals, and sometimes whole populations, who undertook often perilous and difficult journeys, enforced or otherwise, the vast expanse of the Eurasian continent was gradually opened up, allowing for the transmission across the world of ideas and beliefs, trade, techniques and works of art, helping to shape the civilizations that flourished along the way.

Monks, Warriors and Merchants on the Silk Road takes us on a fascinating journey through time and place, from the earliest adventurers to the epoch of the Greeks and the later Roman expansion towards the Middle East in the 1st century BC, right through to the 21st century, with all its cultural and geopolitical changes and upheavals. Luce Boulnois' richly documented yet gripping text sheds light on the complex interweaving of relationships and exchange between East and West, reinforced by recent archaeological discoveries, and is complemented by stunning colour photography that brings the Silk Road vividly to life.

This English-language version of the best-selling French book has been further updated and expanded to include a section on the Silk Road Today: itineraries and temptations for visiting the Silk Road, so long inaccessible to travellers and researchers, but now often only a few hours' flight away; and where to see some of the many treasures yielded up by archaeological research on the Silk Road in some of the world's top museums. This edition also includes a chapter on comparative place names, helping the reader better understand the manifold changes that have taken place over the centuries.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622177208
  • Publisher: Odyssey Publications, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 14
Author's note 24
Ch. 1 Serica 33
Ch. 2 The land of silk 47
Ch. 3 Adventures of a diplomat-explorer : the opening of the road to the west 59
Ch. 4 The power of a kingdom rests with its horses 75
Ch. 5 Armies and caravans into the unknown 87
Ch. 6 The geographer in antiquity and women's extravagance 99
Ch. 7 Dangers in the Erythraean sea 121
Ch. 8 The seven treasures 145
Ch. 9 Silk princesses 179
Ch. 10 Transfers 191
Ch. 11 Transmitters of faith 209
Ch. 12 Byzantium, Persia, the Turks and the Sogdians 235
Ch. 13 Tang China, Islam, the Turks and Tibet 255
Ch. 14 The world marketplace of Sinbad the sailor 279
Ch. 15 Oriente Poliano, cloths of gold and silk 311
Ch. 16 Tall tales from afar? 353
Ch. 17 The emergence of the great sea powers and the birth of the French silk industry 363
Ch. 18 From the last of the sailing ships to the eurochrysalid and the transgenic worm 379
Ch. 19 The second silk road : explorers, archaeologists and reporters 399
Ch. 20 Roads and bridges, tourism and pipelines 417
Notes 435
Travelling the silk road 451
Silk road treasures nearer to home 485
Comparative place names 507
Silk road timeline 523
Bibliography 525
Index of geographical names 547
Index 560
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)