Silk Road, The China and the Karakorum Highway: A Travel Companion

Silk Road, The China and the Karakorum Highway: A Travel Companion

by Paul Theroux
     
 


This beautifully  illustrated  book  is intended  as background  reading  for travelers on one of the most popular sections of the Silk Road—the Xian to Kashgar route through China, linking  with the Karakorum Highway through Northern Pakistan. The ancient trade routes between Europe and the Orient, specifically between…  See more details below

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This beautifully  illustrated  book  is intended  as background  reading  for travelers on one of the most popular sections of the Silk Road—the Xian to Kashgar route through China, linking  with the Karakorum Highway through Northern Pakistan. The ancient trade routes between Europe and the Orient, specifically between Rome and the old Chinese capital of Xian, endured for almost two thousand  years. Along  with trade goods came new ideas—religions, medical knowledge, and scientific and technological innovations  passed in both directions and the Silk Road became a great network of veins and arteries, carrying the life-blood of nations across the known world. The Silk Road is a concise, more portable version of Jonathan Tucker’s acclaimed book, The Silk Road: Art and History, acclaimed by the Literary Review as “a beautiful  book . . . the most informative  work  on the subject.” Replete with fascinating details of the main historical sites, works of art, accounts by ancient and modern travelers, legends, poetry and other literary references, photographs, maps, and site-plans, this will be essential reading for all those interested in or planning to travel the ancient Silk Road.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780763569
Publisher:
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
916,045
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Jonathan Tucker is a consultant on South East Asian art for Bonhams. He is the author of The Silk Road: Art and History and The Troublesome Priest .

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