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Description - An Armchair Traveller's History of the Silk Road by Jonathan Clements

The Silk Road is not a place, but a journey - a route from the edges of the Mediterranean to the central plains of China, through high mountains and inhospitable deserts. For thousands of years its history has been a traveller's history, of brief encounters in desert towns, snowbound passes and nameless forts. It was the conduit that first brought Buddhism, Christianity and Islam into China, and the site of much of the 'Great Game' between 19th-century empires. Today, its central section encompasses several former Soviet republics, and the Chinese Autonomous Region of Xinjiang. The ancient trade route controversially crosses the sites of several forgotten kingdoms, buried in sand and only now revealing their secrets. An "Armchair Traveller's History of the Silk Road" not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the region's development, but also provides an invaluable introduction to its languages, literature and arts. It takes a comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of this dynamic and littleknown region, and provides an easy-to-use reference source. Clements pays particular attention to the fascinating historical sites which feature on any visitor's itinerary and special emphasis is also given to the writings and reactions of travellers through the centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781907973789
ISBN-10: 1907973788
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 115mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: The Armchair Traveller at the BookHaus
Publisher: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jonathan Clements

Jonathan Clements has written books on several figures associated with the Silk Road, including Kublai Khan, Marco Polo, Empress Wu and Carl Gustaf Mannerheim. He is also the author of Beijing: The Biography of a City.

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