Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The History of Central Asia: The Age of the Silk Roads (Hardback)
  • The History of Central Asia: The Age of the Silk Roads (Hardback)
zoom

The History of Central Asia: The Age of the Silk Roads (Hardback)

(author)
£30.00
Hardback 408 Pages / Published: 01/10/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The Age of the Silk Roads (c 200 BC- c 900 AD) shaped the course of the future. The foundation by the Han dynasty of an extensive network of interlinking trade routes, collectively known as the Silk Road, led to an explosion of cultural and commercial transactions across Central Asia that had a profound impact on civilization. In this second volume of his authoritative history of the region, Christoph Baumer explores the unique flow of goods, peoples and ideas along the dusty tracks and wandering caravan routes that brought European and Mediterranean orbits into contact with Asia. The Silk Roads, the author shows, enabled the spread across the known world of Christianity, Manichaeism, Buddhism and Islam, just as earlier they had caused Roman citizens to crave the exotic silk goods of the mysterious Far East. Tracing the rise and fall of empires, this richly illustrated book charts the ebb and flow of epic history: the bitter rivalry of Rome and Parthia; the lucrative mercantile empire of the Sogdians; the founding of Samarkand; and Chinese defeat at the Battle of Talas (751 AD) by the forces of Islam.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781780768328
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 2449 g
Dimensions: 289 x 237 x 33 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Classical World
Added to basket
The Inheritance of Rome
Added to basket
The Twelve Caesars
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Babylon
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Spartans
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Pompeii
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Caesar
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A History of Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
Persian Fire
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Peloponnesian War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Peloponnesian War
Added to basket
Mesopotamia
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Alexander the Great
Added to basket
The Egyptian Myths
Added to basket
Augustus
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.