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Back To The Silk Roads

May 6, 2014

In response to my recent post on the so-called Silk Roads, a reader asked me what books I would recommend for someone interested in learning more about the subject. I will try to show some restraint.* Here are some of my favorite books and websites on the subject: Boulnois, Luce and Helen Loveday. Silk Road: […]

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Traveling the Silk Roads

April 23, 2014

We tend to use the phrase “the Silk Road” as if it were the Route 66 of East-West commerce. In fact, it is a metaphor. German geographer Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen (1833-1905) invented the name in the late nineteenth century, long after the overland luxury routes between Asia and the West had been supplanted by […]

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On The Trail of Genghis Khan

October 4, 2013

I’ve admitted before that I have a soft spot in my heart for Genghis Khan.  My Own True Love and I dearly love a road trip, especially if it includes a historical site or three. How could I resist On The Trail of Genghis Khan–the story of a Road Trip Through History on the grand […]

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