³ He had seen many nailed. The sheep, which provided the people of the Tarim Basin with food, also supplied wool for weaving and felting clothing as well as for shelter materials. But, the story is woven around the salesman and his many relationships he has with all of the people he meets each time he makes the trek on this route. It helps readers learn about women's lives, modes of communication, weapons, types of cosmetics, and ways that merchants cheated their customers. ² The sea, for once, seemed calm, but Tazena knew too well the dangers of the treacherous currents that could pull ships onto the coral reefs lurking just below the surface.
The horseman Kutlug was a Uygur Turk, with a characteristically broad face, thick eyelashes, and deep-set green eyes. The emperor had already received soft cloth made of camel hair, brocades, sable. Doesn't quite land as well as it's intending - reads a lot more like a history text than as fiction - but it's really rich with detail, and looks at the lived reality of real people rather than kings or generals. Susan Whitfield creates a rich and varied portrait of life along the greatest trade route in history in a vivid, lively, and learned account that spans the eighth through the tenth centuries. Some of the tales seem to be more about the political events of the time and the tale was just a convenient way for the author to discuss them while others read like fiction almost, one even with flashbacks.
She is currently director of the International Dunhuang Project, and in this capacity is involved in research and cataloguing of Central Asian manuscripts at the British Library. The food items on display appear as though they were made yesterday. A work of great scholarship, Life along the Silk Road is at the same time extremely accessible and entertaining. I personally found it fascinating. A lively and fascinating read.
The major source of information for this book and indeed much of the scholarship done on this region and era comes from the over forty thousand documents uncovered in a Buddhist cave complex outside Dunhuang, now in Gansu province, China. Linking Europe, India, and the Far East, the route passed through many countries and many settlements, from the splendid city of Samarkand to tiny desert hamlets. Susan Whitfield creates a rich and varied portrait of life along the greatest trade route in history in a vivid, lively, and learned account that spans the eighth through the tenth centuries. It includes the time of Pompeii Volcano, and many other historic facts woven into this fictitious story of a traveling salesman who follows the silk road which was a trade route connecting East to West. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history of the Silk Road to reconstruct the route through the personal experiences of travelers.
This book is a treasure. As she recounts the lives of the 12 people, the author draws on contemporary sources and makes use of actual accounts and stories whenever possible in reconstructing the history of the Silk Road through the personal experiences of these twelve characters. Fengda took the brush himself and tried to copy the characters in the space below. At times, my reading was slowed down by historical references I am not familiar with: names of rulers and rebels, battles and dynasties, cities and tribes. It's an unusual structure but I got a A curious work of history that uses short stories about imagined people to explore the cultures and events of the 700s-900s in Central Asia.
She has her Buddhist rosary beads made of amber, probably coming either from the Baltic or northern Burma. This gave her access to tens of thousands of d Life Along The Silk Road by Susan Whitfield presents a highly original version of history. ¹ Indeed, it can be said to have become a brand, used to label anything exotic and randomly eastern to the whole of pre-modern exchanges across Eurasia. The book supports further understanding of themes pertinent to comparative and global history. How did they support the manpower? Target Audience Group Trade Classification Method Dewey Decimal 950 Dewey Edition 23 Исключение: Новая Зеландия, Фиджи, Папуа — Новая Гвинея, Гваделупа, Маршалловы острова, Уоллис и Футуна, Гамбия, Малайзия, Майотта, Тайвань, Польша, Суринам, Оман, Кения, Объединенные Арабские Эмираты, Аргентина, Ближний Восток, Гвинея-Бисау, Того, Сенегал, Армения, Бутан, Узбекистан, Ирландия, Катар, Фолклендские острова, Нидерланды, Бурунди, Словакия, Ирак, Экваториальная Гвинея, Словения, Таиланд, Гренландия, Мексика, Канада, Сен-Пьер и Микелон, Бермуды, Аруба, Американское Самоа, Швеция, Исландия, Македония, Лихтенштейн, Израиль, Кувейт, Бельгия, Алжир, Бенин, Россия, Океания, Антигуа и Барбуда, Италия, Свазиленд, Пакистан, Танзания, Украина, Сингапур, Панама, Буркина-Фасо, Джерси, Киргизия, Швейцария, Реюньон, Джибути, Чили, Пуэрто-Рико, Китай, Мали, Хорватия, Ботсвана, Камбоджа, Португалия, Индонезия, Мальта, Таджикистан, Вьетнам, Парагвай, Каймановы острова, о.
Throughout the narrative, Whitfield conveys a strong sense of what life was like for ordinary men and women on the Silk Road, the individuals usually forgotten to history. Susan Whitfield tells the account of a Sogdian merchant and through this tale, she effectively describes where the Sogdian people used to live at the time, their distinctive clothing, how people bargained, as well as what products people traded during the eight century. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Rare medicines such as this were expensive, and Ah-long gave thanks to Buddha for her recent victory in the courts. Not surprisingly, some people experimented with interbreeding one- and two-humped camels. It's an unusual structure but I got a lot out of it.
Linking Europe, India, and the Far East, the route passed through many countries and many settlements, from the splendid city of Samarkand to tiny desert hamlets. Perhaps it's an example of island biogeography for ideas. In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Sheep and wheat were first domesticated in the Near East over 11,000 years ago. Develop a specific, testable thesis well supported by the primary source. In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. The paperback effectively brings alive the now sand-covered and ruined desert towns and their dwellers.
Susan Whitfield creates a rich and varied portrait of life along the greatest trade route in history in a vivid, lively, and learned account that spans the eighth through the tenth centuries. The stories are told imaginatively and gives color and voice to lives long since dead and buried. Большинство страниц без повреждений, с незначительным количеством загибов или надрывов и подчеркиваний карандашом, без выделений в тексте и надписей на полях. Over these centuries, many new powers rose and declined. Consuming a higher proportion of what's available probably crowds out more of the creatures that could live there if humans didn't. With these added accounts, the author extends both chronological and geographical scope, and in so doing she brings into view the maritime connections across the Indian Ocean and depicts the network of south-north routes from the Gulf to the Baltic.
This new edition is updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history of the Silk Road to reconstruct the route through the personal experiences of travelers. Whitfield summarizes the general history, and the kinds of records we have and the history of those records, in the first chapters. ² He had come to the monk because his hair had started to fall out a few. Whitfield's skillfully crafted tales take readers on a journey back to the heyday of the Silk Road and enable them to relive its people's unusual existence. Some of them are almost forgotten to history, like Khotan and the other Tarim kingdoms discussed. Jerusalem is a city of the Silk Road because it is located in the middle of the East and West. Perhaps it's an example of island biogeography for ideas.