The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia
University of California Press
This fascinating book covers more than 2,000 years of history, and is illustrated throughout with many manuscripts and paintings from the British Library and other museums worldwide. There are also unique and previously unpublished photographs by the great explorers Stein, Hedin and Mannerheim.
"A beautifully rendered tribute to the thousands of years in which these routes served as the center of trade....This is a rich, and richly illustrated, history." Publishers Weekly
"The Silk Road - copiously illustrated, as befits its Folio Society origins - is a fine introduction to a world about which most Westerners know only the legend." Times Literary Supplement
"A splendidly illustrated history of the route along which East met West."
San Jose Mercury News