History of the Silk Road in bite-sized pieces, lavishly illustrated, has its pros and cons, but the whole is at least the sum of its parts

//History of the Silk Road in bite-sized pieces, lavishly illustrated, has its pros and cons, but the whole is at least the sum of its parts

History of the Silk Road in bite-sized pieces, lavishly illustrated, has its pros and cons, but the whole is at least the sum of its parts

Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes by Susan Whitfield, Thames and Hudson/University of California Press, 4/5 stars Silk Roads is encyclopedic in scope and structure, and made up of several dozen short essays by almost as many different authors – each lavishly illustrated with indescribable photos of objects and places. The Silk Road is, as a term, a modern (late 19th-century) construction. Like the Holy Roman Empire – which was famously neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire – the Silk…

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