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The Resource Silk : trade and exchange along the silk roads between Rome and China in antiquity, edited by Berit Hildebrandt with Carole Gillis

Silk : trade and exchange along the silk roads between Rome and China in antiquity, edited by Berit Hildebrandt with Carole Gillis

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Silk : trade and exchange along the silk roads between Rome and China in antiquity
Title
Silk
Title remainder
trade and exchange along the silk roads between Rome and China in antiquity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Berit Hildebrandt with Carole Gillis
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a vibrant series of exchange relationships existed between the Mediterranean regions and China, including the Indian subcontinents along well-defined routes we call the Silk Roads. Among the many goods that found their way from East to West and vice versa were glass, wine, spices, metals like iron, precious stones as well as textile raw materials and fabrics and silk, a luxury item that was in great demand in the Roman Empire. 00These collected papers connect research from different areas and disciplines dealing with exchange along the Silk Roads. These historical, philological and archaeological contributions highlight silk as a commodity, gift and tribute, and as a status symbol in varying cultural and chronological contexts between East and West, including technological aspects of silk production. The main period concerns Rome and China in antiquity, ending in the late fifth century CE, with the Roman Empire being transformed into the Byzantine Empire, while the Chinese chronology covers the Han dynasty, the Three Kingdoms, the Western and Eastern Jin and Sixteen Kingdoms, ending in 420 CE. In addition, both earlier and later epochs are also considered in order to gather an understanding of developments and changes in long-distance and longer-term relations that involved silk
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
382/.45677390951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9926.C62
LC item number
S55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hildebrandt, Berit
  • Gillis, Carole
Series statement
Ancient textiles series
Series volume
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Silk
  • Silk industry
  • Silk Road
  • China
  • Rome
  • China
  • Rome
  • Commerce
  • International relations
  • Silk
  • Silk industry
  • Asia
  • China
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Handel
  • Austausch
  • Textilien
  • Seide
  • Seidenproduktion
  • Seidenstraße
  • China
  • Rom
Label
Silk : trade and exchange along the silk roads between Rome and China in antiquity, edited by Berit Hildebrandt with Carole Gillis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Adam Hyllested
  • Silk production and trade in the Roman Empire
  • Berit Hildebrandt
  • Perspectives on the wide world of luxury in later Antiquity : silk and other exotic textiles found in Syria and Egypt
  • Thelma K. Thomas
  • Decoration, astrology and empire : inscribed silk from Niya in the Taklamakan Desert
  • Lillian Lan-ying Tseng
  • Domestic, wild or unravelled? A study on tabby, taqueté and jin with spun silk from Yingpan, Xinjiang, third-fourth centuries
  • Zhao Feng
  • Chinese silks that circulated among people north and west : implications for technological exchanges in early times?
  • Introduction.
  • Angela Sheng
  • Silk on the Silk Roads : Exchange between East and West in Antiquity
  • Berit Hildebrandt.
  • Looking towards the West : how the Chinese viewed the Romans
  • Liu Xinru
  • Textiles and trade in South Asia during the Proto-Historic and Early Historic Period
  • Mark Kenoyer
  • Word migration on the Silk Road : the etymology of English silk and its congeners
Control code
962750066
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxi, 129 pages
Isbn
9781785702792
Lccn
2016040016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962750066
Label
Silk : trade and exchange along the silk roads between Rome and China in antiquity, edited by Berit Hildebrandt with Carole Gillis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Adam Hyllested
  • Silk production and trade in the Roman Empire
  • Berit Hildebrandt
  • Perspectives on the wide world of luxury in later Antiquity : silk and other exotic textiles found in Syria and Egypt
  • Thelma K. Thomas
  • Decoration, astrology and empire : inscribed silk from Niya in the Taklamakan Desert
  • Lillian Lan-ying Tseng
  • Domestic, wild or unravelled? A study on tabby, taqueté and jin with spun silk from Yingpan, Xinjiang, third-fourth centuries
  • Zhao Feng
  • Chinese silks that circulated among people north and west : implications for technological exchanges in early times?
  • Introduction.
  • Angela Sheng
  • Silk on the Silk Roads : Exchange between East and West in Antiquity
  • Berit Hildebrandt.
  • Looking towards the West : how the Chinese viewed the Romans
  • Liu Xinru
  • Textiles and trade in South Asia during the Proto-Historic and Early Historic Period
  • Mark Kenoyer
  • Word migration on the Silk Road : the etymology of English silk and its congeners
Control code
962750066
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxi, 129 pages
Isbn
9781785702792
Lccn
2016040016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962750066

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