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The Resource Silk, slaves, and stupas : material culture of the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield

Silk, slaves, and stupas : material culture of the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield

Label
Silk, slaves, and stupas : material culture of the Silk Road
Title
Silk, slaves, and stupas
Title remainder
material culture of the Silk Road
Statement of responsibility
Susan Whitfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following her bestselling Life Along the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield widens her exploration of the great cultural highway with another captivating portrait through the experience of things. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas tells the stories of ten very different objects, considering their interaction with the peoples and cultures of the Silk Road--those who made them, carried them, received them, used them, sold them, worshipped them, and, in more recent times, bought them, conserved them, and curated them. From a delicate pair of earrings from a steppe tomb to a massive stupa deep in Central Asia, a hoard of Kushan coins stored in an Ethiopian monastery to a Hellenistic glass bowl from a southern Chinese tomb, and a fragment of Byzantine silk wrapping the bones of a French saint to a Bactrian ewer depicting episodes from the Trojan War, these objects show us something of the cultural diversity and interaction along these trading routes of Afro-Eurasia. Exploring the labor, tools, materials, and rituals behind these various objects, Whitfield infuses her narrative with delightful details as the objects journey through time, space, and meaning. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas is a lively and unique approach to understanding the Silk Road and the cultural, economic, and technical changes of the late antiquity and medieval periods"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
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1960-
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Whitfield, Susan
Dewey number
950.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS33.1
LC item number
.W46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Silk Road
  • Asia
  • Material culture
  • Antiquities
  • Material culture
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • Sachkultur
  • Seidenstraße
Label
Silk, slaves, and stupas : material culture of the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A pair of steppe earrings -- A hellenistic glass bowl -- A hoard of Kushan coins -- Amluk Dara Stupa -- A Bactrian Ewer -- A Khotanese plaque -- The Blue Qur'an -- A Byzantine hunter silk -- A Chinese almanac -- The unknown slave
Control code
1005693994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 19 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520281783
Lccn
2018001196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028084473
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14871323
System control number
(OCoLC)1005693994
Label
Silk, slaves, and stupas : material culture of the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A pair of steppe earrings -- A hellenistic glass bowl -- A hoard of Kushan coins -- Amluk Dara Stupa -- A Bactrian Ewer -- A Khotanese plaque -- The Blue Qur'an -- A Byzantine hunter silk -- A Chinese almanac -- The unknown slave
Control code
1005693994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 19 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520281783
Lccn
2018001196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028084473
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14871323
System control number
(OCoLC)1005693994

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