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Timeless on the Silk Road

Timeless on the Silk Road ebook ISBN: 9780648496908
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Author: Heather Ellis
Number of Pages: 304 
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Timeless On The Silk Road is a travel memoir based on one woman's solo motorcycle odyssey along the fabled Silk Roads of antiquity. Faced with her mortality, this is a profoundly confronting tale of life and death. An evocative journey of courage, hardship and immense beauty of landscape and culture, Heather brings to life every character she meets along the way. She pays homage to the fallen ANZACs; crosses oil-rich Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. In Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, she enters the ancient world of Islam, then rides over the high snow-capped mountain passes to the lush valleys of Kyrgyzstan where the nomads take her into their yurts and their hearts. She becomes lost in the vastness of the birch forests of Kazakhstan's Altai Mountains where she is rescued by Russian mountain men. And in China, she is repeatedly told there will soon be a new world order. Timeless On The Silk Road is essentially the story of one woman's last adventure; her one last search for meaning as she navigates the pendulum of denial and hope: depression and faith. But it is through this search that the narrative is infused with a deep spiritual power leaving the reader questioning their own mortality and leaving them with a deeper understanding of what it means for the millions globally living with HIV; for the newly diagnosed; and for those, without access to effective treatments, continue to die from AIDS. Timeless on the Silk Road is Heather's eagerly anticipated second book and follows Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, a travel memoir about a life-changing adventure into the soul of Africa. Published by Black Inc in April 2016 and Illuminatio in Poland in June 2017, Ubuntu has received rave reviews in Australia and internationally, and continues to be listed as a 'Bestseller' in travel on Amazon. Heather has worked as a radiation safety technician, a motorcycle courier in London, a journalist and in communications in international community development. She lives in the Yarra Valley, Australia with her three children. And she still rides motorcycles.

The Silk Road Gourmet

The Silk Road Gourmet ebook ISBN: 1440143056
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Laura Kelley
Number of Pages: 372 
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From the shores of the Black Sea to the sands of the Pacific, the foods enjoyed along the Silk Road whisper tales of connections between the cultures, histories, economies, and regions of Asia. In The Silk Road Gourmet, author Laura Kelley brings the breadth of Asian cooking to your door. Spanning more than thirty countries and including 1,000 recipes, the three volumes of The Silk Road Gourmet explore the cuisines of the countries that traded goods and shared culture along that great lifeline of the ancient world. This first volume surveys the cuisines of Western and Southern Asia from the Republic of Georgia to Sri Lanka and examines the cultural links between the countries that have led them to share ingredients, methods of preparation, and even entire dishes. This cookbook includes recipes for delicious and authentic main-course meat and vegetable dishes as well as appetizers, desserts, sauces, and condiments to grace contemporary, globalized tables. Learn how to prepare Grilled Chicken with Garlic and Walnut Sauce from the Republic of Georgia, Meatballs in Lemon Sauce from Armenia, and Cinnamon Potatoes with Pine Nuts from Azerbaijan. With fully tested recipes and step-by-step instructions, The Silk Road Gourmet brings the exotic home to you. Reviews We tried chicken with apricots in lemon pepper sauce: simple to make and assertively delicious, aromatic, and satisfying. If every dish is as good as this Afghani gem, Kelley's book will prove priceless. --Mick Vann - The Austin Chronicle The Silk Road Gourmet is one of those workhorse cookbooks, the kind that . . . will be kept on the kitchen counter while others get stored on the shelf. --Rose O'Dell King - Ft. Myers News-Post The first volume of The Silk Road Gourmet: Western and Southern Asia has been nominated for an award by Le Cordon Bleu's World Food Media Awards. --Le Cordon Bleu's World Food Media Awards For those who love to learn about history and the origin of foods. The Silk Road Gourmet is an excellent resource.It is a cross between an anthropology textbook and a cookbook. --Sarah Parkin - The Phoenix Examiner Silk Road Gourmet is not an ordinary cookbook. It is a culinary exploration of non-European methods of cooking, tastes and - to a certain extent - a different way of life. --Manos Angelakis, Luxury Web Magazine

Silk Road

Silk Road ebook ISBN: 0857891197
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Author: Colin Falconer
Number of Pages: 300 
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1260AD Josseran Sarrazini is a Templar Knight, trained for war. But as the Christian garrisons in the Holy Land begin to fall to the Saracen, he must embark upon a mission of peace: to the golden palaces at Xanadu, to seek an alliance with Kubilai Khan, ruler of the greatest empire in history and commander of the invincible Mongol horde. Josseran's task is formidable. To ride the treacherous Silk Road to the edge of the known world. To cheat hunger, thirst, and death. And to forge a crucial allegiance with a people who do not honour his cause, or his God. Blazing with adventure, epic in scope, and utterly compulsive, Silk Road weaves a spellbinding story of war, honour and desire onto the vast tapestry of the medieval East.

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction ebook ISBN: 0199323852
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: James A. Millward
Number of Pages: 168 
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The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical background against which the silk road flourished, shedding light on the importance of old-world cultural exchange to Eurasian and world history. On the one hand, historian James A. Millward treats the silk road broadly, to stand in for the cross-cultural communication between peoples across the Eurasian continent since at least the Neolithic era. On the other, he highlights specific examples of goods and ideas exchanged between the Mediterranean, Persia, India, and China, along with the significance of these exchanges. While including silks, spices, and travelers' tales of colorful locales, the book explains the dynamics of Central Eurasian history that promoted Silk Road interactions--especially the role of nomad empires--highlighting the importance of the biological, technological, artistic, intellectual, and religious interchanges across the continent. Millward shows that these exchanges had a profound effect on the old world that was akin to, if not on the scale of, modern globalization. He also disputes the idea that the silk road declined after the collapse of the Mongol empire or the opening of direct sea routes from Europe to Asia, showing how silk road phenomena continued through the early modern and modern expansion of the Russian and Chinese states across Central Asia. Millward concludes that the idea of the silk road has remained powerful, not only as a popular name for boutiques and restaurants, but also in modern politics and diplomacy, such as U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's "Silk Road Initiative" for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Going West on the Silk Road

Going West on the Silk Road ebook ISBN: 1524527513
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Cash Cashion
Number of Pages: 136 
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The book starts at the end of his first book, The Cowboy and the Eight Immortals, as they plan to leave China via the Silk Road, where the paleontologist plans to dig for bones and ship them back to the United States. They plan to travel the Silk Road back to the Black Sea and then to England, where Ryans Lady Jane lives. The run into the Second Afghan War at the Khyber Pass and are stopped from completing their first objective. Then they finally see Dr. Watson, and Lady Jane takes Watson back to England, while Ryan goes back to China to save Empress Kin a second time from people seeking her throne.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road ebook ISBN: 1619300648
Publisher: Nomad Press
Author: Kathy Ceceri
Number of Pages: 128 
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From Roman times until the Age of Exploration, the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia between two major centers of civilization, the Mediterranean Sea and China. In The Silk Road: Explore the World’s Most Famous Trade Route, readers ages 9–12 will learn about the history, geography, culture, and people of the Silk Road region. Marco Polo was just one of many who set out on the Silk Road in search of wealth, power, or knowledge. These adventurers braved vast deserts, towering mountain peaks, warring tribes, and marauding bandits. Silk garments, wool rugs, and fine glass were the prizes for those who survived the trip. Activities using everyday materials bring the Silk Road to life. Young readers will see how ideas in math, science, religion, and art were spread by travelers along with the treasures they found. The Silk Road takes readers on an exciting, interactive adventure to a faraway place and celebrates its important role in human history and development. .

The Silk Road Revisited

The Silk Road Revisited ebook ISBN: 9781467086462
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Julie Hill
Number of Pages: 284 
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In Revisiting the Silk Road , experienced author and traveller Julie Hill takes us on a spellbinding journey into the heart of a little known but volatile region, stretching from Western China to the shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea and beyond to the Black Sea. Hers is not only a series of journeys overland or a march through ancient history, but an informed and contemporary view of life in both the liveliest cities and the farthest-flung outposts of what once was the worlds stoutest and longest economic artery. Julie Hills journey focuses on bazaars as a recurrent motifbazaars being the economic, social, and cultural centers of the Silk Roadand radiates from these bazaars to the life around them. Because she speaks their languageliterally and culturallyJulie is often welcomed by her hosts not as a customer or a trader but as a confessor and a friend, and she vindicates their trust by bringing their stories to life. In Iran, the author hears the predicament of women crying for freedom, frustrated by the deteriorating economy and the conservatives stranglehold on power. While inescapably exotic in its subjects and imagery, the book is also a penetrating report on the effects of the recent geopolitical upheavals that have coursed through the regionseen not from the distance of spy satellites or high government places but on the ground, often literally on the street or in the homes of ordinary folk. The realities of todays Silk Road are far more complex than often understood, and this book provides an absorbing and authoritative guide to any reader in search of both a magical adventure and a hard-nosed investigation into one of the worlds most important and dynamic regions.

The Silk Road in World History

The Silk Road in World History ebook ISBN: 0199713723
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Xinru Liu
Number of Pages: 168 
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The Silk Road was the contemporary name for a complex of ancient trade routes linking East Asia with Central Asia, South Asia, and the Mediterranean world. This network of exchange emerged along the borders between agricultural China and the steppe nomads during the Han Dynasty (206BCE-220CE), in consequence of the inter-dependence and the conflicts of these two distinctive societies. In their quest for horses, fragrances, spices, gems, glassware, and other exotics from the lands to their west, the Han Empire extended its dominion over the oases around the Takla Makan Desert and sent silk all the way to the Mediterranean, either through the land routes leading to the caravan city of Palmyra in Syria desert, or by way of northwest India, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, landing at Alexandria. The Silk Road survived the turmoil of the demise of the Han and Roman Empires, reached its golden age during the early middle age, when the Byzantine Empire and the Tang Empire became centers of silk culture and established the models for high culture of the Eurasian world. The coming of Islam extended silk culture to an even larger area and paved the way for an expanded market for textiles and other commodities. By the 11th century, however, the Silk Road was in decline because of intense competition from the sea routes of the Indian Ocean. Using supply and demand as the framework for analyzing the formation and development of the Silk Road, the book examines the dynamics of the interactions of the nomadic pastoralists with sedentary agriculturalists, and the spread of new ideas, religions, and values into the world of commerce, thus illustrating the cultural forces underlying material transactions. This effort at tracing the interconnections of the diverse participants in the transcontinental Silk Road exchange will demonstrate that the world had been linked through economic and ideological forces long before the modern era.

Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan

Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan ebook ISBN: 1933718625
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Hildi Kang
Number of Pages: 200 
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Chengli is an orphaned errand boy who lives in Chang'an China in 630 A.D. His mother has died from illness and his father is presumed dead after disappearing into the desert when Chengli was a baby. Now thirteen, Chengli feels ready for independence. He is drawn to the desert, beckoned by the howling of strange winds and the hope of learning something about his father--who he was and how he died. Chengli joins a caravan to travel down the merchant route known as the Silk Road, but it is a dangerous life, as his father knew. The desert is harsh, and there are many bandits--bandits interested in Chengli's caravan because a princess, her servants, and royal guards are traveling with them. But the desert is full of amazing places and life-changing experiences, as the feisty princess learns the meaning of friendship and Chengli learns the heroism of which he is capable.

Drugs on the Dark Net

Drugs on the Dark Net ebook ISBN: 1137399058
Publisher: Springer
Author: J. Martin
Number of Pages: 92 
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This study explores the rapidly expanding world of online illicit drug trading. Since the fall of the infamous Silk Road, a new generation of cryptomarkets can be found thriving on the dark net. Martin explores how these websites defy powerful law enforcement agencies and represent the new digital front in the 'war on drugs'.

Silk Road

Silk Road ebook ISBN: 9780449905234
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Author: Jeanne Larsen
Number of Pages: 434 
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Set during the Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China, a sweeping fantasy tale of Greenpearl, kidnapped by Tibetan raiders, chronicles her dual quest--to learn the language of humans, and to find her long-lost mother

Culinary Journey Through Silk Road: Taste of Afghanistan

Culinary Journey Through Silk Road: Taste of Afghanistan ebook ISBN: 1483462439
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Laila Khalil,Roya Khalil
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In their guide to Afghan cuisine, they showcase their roots in traditional cuisine by presenting a wide range of recipes that highlight indulgent and exotic flavours. In a compilation of creative traditional and family recipes that preserve authentic cuisine, the Khalils share favourites that include savoury dishes such as Naranj Palaw (rice cooked in meat stock and flavored with orange zest and pistachios), Zamarod Palaw (rice cooked with spinach), Kofta Pashan (minced-meat qorma), Borani Banjan (layered eggplant), and Sabzi (spinach qorma). Included also are recipes for dessert treats and condiments like Malida (roat crumbs garnished with pistachios), Haleem (chicken and oatmeal pudding), and Chutney (relish). In this ethnic cookbook, two sisters share traditional Afghan recipes that will motivate home cooks to embrace different cuisines and ingredients, and celebrate the family and friendship brought together at a table by a love of food.

Silk Road Vegetarian

Silk Road Vegetarian ebook ISBN: 1462914160
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Author: Dahlia Abraham-Klein
Number of Pages: 192 
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"Her first cookbook, Silk Road Vegetarian, …is a thoughtful and delicious collection of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes celebrating the foods of the Silk Road" —The Food Network Discover the secrets of healthy and sustainable eating that have been practiced along the trade routes of Asia for centuries. This unusual cookbook is filled with richly-flavored vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes that will be a welcome change for any vegetarian or vegan to enjoy. Plus, most of these delicious recipes can be made using ingredients from your local Farmer's market or CSA share! Delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes include: Bengali Potato & Zucchini Curry Afghan Risotto Zucchini with Basil Vinagrette Turkish Baked Eggplant with Mint Curried Lentil Burgers Israeli Chopped Salad Sesame Kale Salad And dozens more… Dishes from the Silk Road have their roots in the ancient village food traditions of Asia, where a few healthy ingredients from local gardens were blended with spices to create meals that are nutritious, varied and flavorful, as well as being ethical and sustainable. Author Dahlia Abraham-Klein is a food educator and nutritionist who draws from her own family heritage to create meals that honor what is most meaningful about cooking and food everywhere in the world—a connectedness to place, history and family. Her book is about developing culinary awareness and celebrating diversity—discovering foods with contrasting tastes and textures that are simple and easy to prepare, yet totally exciting and different. Silk Road Vegetarian delves into the cultural and spiritual traditions of the Silk Road to show how cultural traditions have influenced the cuisine. Each dish has a rich history—linking past to present in a particular place. At the same time, the recipes address pressing contemporary needs by showing us how to eat a healthy, balanced and yet interesting diet with locally-sourced, earth-friendly ingredients. The astonishing array of recipes in this book will inspire every home cook. All dishes are easy and simple to prepare, and codes are applied to identify which ones are: Vegetarian Vegan Gluten-free Try one of these recipes, and you'll agree that peoples living along the Silk Road created a unique culinary tradition that we have much to learn from today.

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road ebook ISBN: 9004231277
Publisher: BRILL
Author: Adam T. Kessler
Number of Pages: 680 
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Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.

Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road

Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road ebook ISBN: 0892364165
Publisher: Getty Publications
Author: Neville Agnew
Number of Pages: 420 
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At the Mogao grottoes, a World Heritage Site near Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert, generations of Buddhist monks created hundreds of rock temples. Nearly five hundred of these grottoes remain, lined with painted clay sculptures and wall paintings that depict legends, portraits, customs, and the arts of China over a one-thousand-year period. This volume of symposium proceedings marks the culmination of the first phase of the Getty Conservation Institute’s collaborative project with the State Bureau of Culture Relics of the People’s Republic of China and the Dunhuang Academy.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road ebook ISBN: 9781932476132
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
Author: British Library
Number of Pages: 366 
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The Silk Road of Adaptation

The Silk Road of Adaptation ebook ISBN: 1443852899
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Author: Dr Laurence Raw
Number of Pages: 223 
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This anthology of cutting edge essays on adaptation studies adopts the metaphor of the Silk Road – an historical site for transcultural as well as transnational exchange. The Silk Road of Adaptation puts forward the idea of adaptation as a continuous process in which individuals continually have to adjust themselves to new material: we should not only look at the ways in which texts have been transformed, but the ways in which readers, audiences, and critics have responded to them at different points in time and space. Adaptation is a psychological as well as a formal process: only by coming to terms with others can individuals address issues of human rights, or examine themselves and their existing beliefs. The Silk Road of Adaptation stresses this point through a series of essays written by representatives of different disciplines – film studies, history, literature, communication studies, and English as a foreign language. Contributors include established names in the field of adaptation studies as well as newer names, who together show how the act of adaptation should be approached as a transmedial as well as a transnational act, assuming equal significance in the political and diplomatic as well as the literary and cinematic spheres.

Aspects of the Maritime Silk Road

Aspects of the Maritime Silk Road ebook ISBN: 9783447061032
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Author: Ralph Kauz
Number of Pages: 193 
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In the recent years, trade, cultural exchange and transfer of knowledge in the Indian Ocean have come increasingly into the scope of various scholarly disciplines. The previous perception that the exploitation of this sea did only start with the European colonial expansion at the end of the 15th century had to be abandoned: The Europeans absorbed the long existing structures rather than creating new ones. This concept of the Indian Ocean as a coherent space of transfer is also adopted in this volume. Some of the articles were presented at a conference held in Vienna, while the others were supplied independently. The contributions are arranged around the two "poles", represented by the western and the eastern part of the Indian Ocean, especially Iran and China, but also other cultures and the manifold relations with the land-based Silk Road are discussed. The time frame ranges from the 14th to the 17th century.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road ebook ISBN: 0190218428
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Valerie Hansen
Number of Pages: 328 
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The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history. In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes. For centuries, key records remained hidden--sometimes deliberately buried by bureaucrats for safe keeping. But the sands of the Taklamakan Desert have revealed fascinating material, sometimes preserved by illiterate locals who recycled official documents to make insoles for shoes or garments for the dead. Hansen explores seven oases along the road, from Xi'an to Samarkand, where merchants, envoys, pilgrims, and travelers mixed in cosmopolitan communities, tolerant of religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism. There was no single, continuous road, but a chain of markets that traded between east and west. China and the Roman Empire had very little direct trade. China's main partners were the peoples of modern-day Iran, whose tombs in China reveal much about their Zoroastrian beliefs. Silk was not the most important good on the road; paper, invented in China before Julius Caesar was born, had a bigger impact in Europe, while metals, spices, and glass were just as important as silk. Perhaps most significant of all was the road's transmission of ideas, technologies, and artistic motifs. The Silk Road is a fascinating story of archeological discovery, cultural transmission, and the intricate chains across Central Asia and China.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road ebook ISBN: 9780520243408
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Frances Wood
Number of Pages: 270 
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Covering five thousand years of history and delving deeply into the archives the British Museum and other famous collections of art and antiquities, this fascinating tour of a storied trade route introduces readers to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of this legendary trail. (History)