Silk, slaves, and stupas
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Silk, slaves, and stupas

SUSAN WHITFIELD
éDITION UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS



Silk, slaves, and stupas

SUSAN WHITFIELD

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Résumé
Following her bestselling Life Along the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield widens her exploration of the great cultural highway with a new captivating portrait focusing on material things. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas tells the stories of ten very different objects, considering their interaction with the peoples and cultures of the Silk Road-those who made them, carried them, received them, used them, sold them, worshipped them, and, in more recent times, bought them, conserved them, and curated them. From a delicate pair of earrings from a steppe tomb to a massive stupa deep in Central Asia, a hoard of Kushan coins stored in an Ethiopian monastery to a Hellenistic glass bowl from a southern Chinese tomb, and a fragment of Byzantine silk wrapping the bones of a French saint to a Bactrian ewer depicting episodes from the Trojan War, these objects show us something of the cultural diversity and interaction along these trading routes of Afro-Eurasia. Exploring the labor, tools, materials, and rituals behind these various objects, Whitfield infuses her narrative with delightful details as the objects journey through time, space, and meaning. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas is a lively, visual, and tangible way to understand the Silk Road and the cultural, economic, and technical changes of the late antique and medieval worlds.
Détails
Titre
Silk, slaves, and stupas
Prix
85,00 $
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2018-03-13
ISBN
9780520281776
Code Interne
2413950
Numéro de produit
12944539

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