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Letters from the silk roads

thinking at the crossroads of civilization

by Eiji Hattori

  • 193 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Silk Road.,
  • Asia,
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • East and West.,
    • Silk Road.,
    • Asia -- Civilization.,
    • Europe -- Civilization.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementEiji Hattori ; translated from Japanese by Wallace Gray.
      ContributionsGray, Wallace.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCB251 .H295 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 168 p. :
      Number of Pages168
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6794398M
      ISBN 100761818286, 0761818294
      LC Control Number00062856

      Part of our Silk Road Seattle Project is to make available interesting historical sources which may be used in teaching and learning about the Silk Road. Here is an initial list of links to texts which have . However, the book was issued in Istanbul, and merchants on the Silk Road probably gathered there knowledge from themselves and did not necessarily need a guide book. For whom was it then .

        Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads/5(K).   The Silk Road may have formally opened up trade between the Far East and Europe during the Han Dynasty, which ruled China from B.C. to A.D. Han Emperor Wu sent imperial .

      (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary For more than years, across more than miles, the Silk Roads connected East and West. These overland trails and sea lanes carried not only silks, but also . The Silk Road is not an old designation. The term Seidenstrasse was coined in by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen to describe (often in the plural) the weft of commercial arteries that anciently stretched between China and the Mediterranean. This was never a single road .


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Letters from the silk roads by Eiji Hattori Download PDF EPUB FB2

Letters From the Silk Roads is the English translation of Eiji Hattori's Bumei no kosaro de kangaeru (Kodansha Press). The book describes the land and sea routes that connected Eurasia, helping to 4/5(1).

Hattori argues persuasively that the silk roads and the spice routes are really part of the. Letters From the Silk Roads is the English translation of Eiji Hattori's Bumei no kosaro de kangaeru (Kodansha Press 2/5.

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia /5().

From the bestselling author of The Silk Roads comes an updated, timely, and visionary book about the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East.

“All roads. The “silk road” label is relatively recent, coined only in by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen, uncle of the first world war flying ace, the Red Baron (one of many. The Silk Roads is part of the genre of popular history books that purports to tell the history of the world through one particular theme or from one particular vantage point, and is better than most of them.

Peter Frankopan /5. The information about The Silk Roads shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book.

The region of the Silk Roads is obscure to many in the English-speaking world. Yet the region linking East with West is where civilization itself began, where the world's great religions were born and took. “In his new book,  The Silk Roads, Frankopan has created something that forces us to sit up and reconsider the world and the way we've always thought about it The book takes us by surprise right from the start.” —Nishant Dahiya /5(K).

On Letters 1 and 3 see The Silk Road: Trade, travel, war and faith (ed. Whitfield with U. Sims-Williams), London,pp.which also includes colour photographs of both letters. Since you wrote one of the definitive accessible academic treatments of the topic, let’s discuss your work first.

Please tell me about your contribution to scholarship, The Silk Road: A New History. The Silk Road traversed the territory around the Taklamakan Desert in Northwest China and included the routes that connected China with book focuses on seven Silk Road.

Reviews on The Silk Roads were generally positive and were published by The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times. [5] and The New York Review of Books. [6] In June The Silk Roads was chosen to be the Waterstones non-fiction book Author: Peter Frankopan.

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the. Set at the time of the Han dynasty in China, the Parthian Empire in Persia and the Roman Empire in, well, Rome, this book goes further than any in explaining how the first Silk Roads era (.

“This is an important book for students of the Silk Roads, because it has brought together a substantial number of primary sources in one convenient collection.” —Craig Benjamin, Grand Valley State. This is a remarkable book on many levels, a proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.

• To order The Silk Roads for £24 (RRP £30) go to or call. "Letters From the Silk Roads is the English translation of Eiji Hattori's "Bumei no kosaro de kangaeru" (Kodansha Press).

The book describes the land and sea routes that connected Eurasia, helping to. By Silk Roads, Frankopan refers to both the land routes from the Middle East through central Asia and to the maritime passages connecting the countries clustered around the.

the silk roads A New History of the World reproduced in this book, but if any have been inadvertently overlooked the publishers Purported letter of Prester John to Rome and Constantinople, twelfth File Size: KB.

The Silk Road: The Route That Made the World In T’s May 17 Travel Issue, four writers retrace the land routes of ancient explorers, looking at food, religion, art, poetry and silk-making.

Video. The Sogdians ability to reap profits from trade along the Silk Roads lead them to established communities in regions as far east as Chang’an, (today’s Xi’an) and far west as Constantinople.

Unfortunately, after. Throughout history, Central Asia has been a nexus of burgeoning trade in goods, people, and ideas. Drawing on prodigious sources, Frankopan (The First Crusade: The Call from the East,etc.), director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, creates a sweeping, fascinating chronicle of world history focused on trade—in silk.

Culture > Books > Reviews The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan: All loud on the Eastern Front A bold, if imperfect, study that paints a picture of the past .