Whitfield is the director of the British Library-sponsored Dunhuang Project, which makes a remarkable collection of ancient Silk Road manuscripts, including those acquired by legendary explorer Sir Aurel Stein, available on the Internet. Her knowledge of this treasure trove of primary material shows throughout the book. What is the choicest cut of meat from a camel? The hump. The Chinese recipe for curing possession by demons? It involves a number of ingredients, including a broiled centipede, with all the legs removed. What ancient Silk Road town was famous for its dancing girls? Read and see. --Ken Peavler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a splendid combination of life stories based on existing records, plus the carefully depicted history of one of the most famous trading routes of all times. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JOHN A. BROUSSARD
Whitfield displays impressive knowledge of and insights into the vast landscape and long, eventful history of the Silk Road in these biographical vignettes of people from disparate... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Larry N. Stout
In Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield, the author describes the first 1,000 years after Christ, when the vast network of Central Asian tracks became known as the Silk... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Heather
Overall, I feel like this book demonstrated in good detail what life was like along the Silk Road. It is told from the perspective of 10 people, a merchant, soldier, horseman,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I got this for my class. It was an interesting book to discuss. I will sell this also after this class is over.Published 14 months ago by runner
Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield tells the story of 10 people who lived during when the Silk Road was the most dominant form of trade and travel. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ssackett
This book offers a peak into the fascinating lives of people who lived along the Silk Road during its hay day and decline. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pomai