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An Armchair Traveller's History of the Silk Road (Armchair Traveller)

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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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Comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of this little-known region, and the trading route that shaped it.

Synopsis:

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 traveler's history, of encounters in desert towns, snowbound passes, and nameless forts. It was the conduit that first brought Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam into China.

An Armchair Traveller's History of the Silk Road takes a comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of the dynamic and little known region through which the Silk Road passes. Paying particular attention to the historical sites that feature on any visitor's itinerary, Jonathan Clements give special emphasis to the writings and reactions of travelers through the centuries.

About the Author

Jonathan Clements is the autor of several works of non-fiction and travel writing. He writes writes for television and radio scripts. He lives in China.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781907973789
Author:
Clements, Jonathan
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
General Travel
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Haus Publishing - Armchair Traveler's History
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 4.5 in

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Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia

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Comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of this little-known region, and the trading route that shaped it.
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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 traveler's history, of encounters in desert towns, snowbound passes, and nameless forts. It was the conduit that first brought Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam into China.

An Armchair Traveller's History of the Silk Road takes a comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of the dynamic and little known region through which the Silk Road passes. Paying particular attention to the historical sites that feature on any visitor's itinerary, Jonathan Clements give special emphasis to the writings and reactions of travelers through the centuries.

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