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  Size:   220 x 290 mm
8.75 x 11.5 in
 
  Pages:   400  
  Color:   300  
  Binding:   Hardcover  
  Published:   August 2004  
  ISBN:   1-932476-12-1  
 
 

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The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War & Faith
Edited by Susan Whitfield

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This new catalogue on the Silk Road is published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Library. Containing high-quality reproductions of the exhibits and extended captions, this book will also consist of a substantial introduction by the editor, and essays by leading scholars presenting new research based on the great range of items displayed.

There has never been an exhibition of such a large part of the Aurel Stein collection, comprising manuscripts, paintings, artefacts in equal numbers and with emphasis on both religious and secular material and all languages and cultures. The catalogue will therefore be an essential purchase for all scholars of Central Asian and Silk Road history and art, and its extensive illustration and accessible texts will prove attractive to a much wider range of readers.

Contents

  • Introduction by Susan Whitfield
  • The Rise of Sogdian Merchants and the Role of the Huns: The Historical Importance of the Ancient Sogdian Letters by Etienne de la Vaissière
  • How much for a Camel? A New Understanding of Money on the Silk Road before AD 800 by Helen Wang
  • Iranians, Indians, Chinese and Tibetans: The Rulers and Ruled of Khotan in the First Millennium by Prods Oktor Skjærvø
  • Jade and the Silk Road: Trade and Tribute in the First Millennium by Carol Michaelson
  • The Tibetan Military System and its Activities from Khotan to Lop-Nor by Tsuguhito Takeuchi
  • Official Life at Dunhuang in the Tenth Century: The Case of Cao Yuanzhong by Rong Xinjiang
  • Where Chan and Tantra Meet: Tibetan Syncretism in Dunhuang by Sam van Schaik and Jacob Dalton
  • Dunhuang Characters and the Dating of Manuscripts by Imre Galambos
  • Star Charts on the Silk Road: Astronomical Star Maps in Ancient China by Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud and Françoise Praderie
  • Aurel Stein, The British Museum and the India Office by Frances Wood
  • A Short History of the Conservation of the Dunhuang Manuscripts in London by Mark Barnard and Frances Wood
  • The Catalogue
  • Sogdiana: Trade, Travel and Faith
  • Khotan
  • Kroraina: A Desert Kingdom
  • Miran: War and Faith
  • Dunhuang: Watchtowers and Cave Temples
  • Gaochong: Nomads and Farmers
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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