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Published: 26 April 2013

168 Pages | 9 b/w halftones, 1 map


ISBN: 9780199782864

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The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

James A. Millward

Very Short Introductions

  • Highlights biological, technological, and cultural as well as economic exchanges on the silk road
  • Explains the dynamics of silk road communication as a function of the rise of Central Eurasian nomad empires and their interaction with sedentary agrarian states
  • Disputes the common assertion of a "silk road decline" from around 1500