The Silk Road in World History

Author(s): 
Liu, Xinru
ISBN: 
9780195161748
Date published: 
August 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£32.99

The ancient trade routes that made up the Silk Road were some of the great conduits of cultural and material exchange in world history. In this intriguing book, Xinru Liu reveals both why and how this long-distance trade in luxury goods emerged in the late third century BCE, following its story through to the Mongol conquest.