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.
I got this for my class. It was an interesting book to discuss. I will sell this also after this class is over.Published 6 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 10 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 10 months ago by Pomai
The book came quickly and is definitely a quality product. I even got it faster than I thought I would.Published 19 months ago by GoDawgs!
Life Along The Silk Road by Susan Whitfield presents a highly original version of history. In some ways it is historical fiction, but she doesn't make anything up. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by Philip Spires
Surprisingly, I found this book to be enjoyable. Whitfield presents the characters of the silk road in a new and emotionally connecting way, while still being very informative. Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Alex
I suppose the facts are good, but whew, the story telling was awful! I'm surprised that it was passed by an editor. Read morePublished on December 17, 2010 by Rowan
Excellent book that gives insight into life on the Silk Road. Stories come from the POV of a merchant, soldier, princess, a nun, a widow, etc. Read morePublished on October 7, 2009 by B. Harper