The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road. Philippeand Andres Kaplony Forêt.

The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road

Boston: Brill, 2008. xxxi, 243p.,Very good in glossy illustrated boards. illustrated with a fold out color plate iluustrated on both sides in rear of book. Brill's Inner Asian Library Volume 21.

From the rear cover: "This volume covers new ground on the diffusion and transmission of geographical knowledge that occurred at critical junctures in the long history of the Silk Road. Much of twentieth-century scholarship on the Silk Road examined the ancient archaeological objects and medieval historical records found within each cultural area, while the consequences of long-distance interaction across Eurasia remained poorly studied. Here ample attention is given to the journeys that notions and objects undertook to transmit spatial values to other civilizations. In retracing the steps of four major circuits right across the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road traces the ways in which maps and images surmounted spatial, historical and cultural divisions."

Cat.No: 266362
ISBN: 9789004171657

Price: $75.00