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Central Asia
Illustrations 256

Between these covers, the millennia of mercantile and cultural exchange along the Silk Route are celebrated by travellers and writers from Marco Polo to Sven Hedin, from William of Rubrick to Ella Maillart. Kathleen Hopkirk has

Hopkirk, Kathleen

Empires of the Silk Road
illustrations 504

The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, "Empires of the Silk Road" represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christoph

Beckwith, Christopher I.

Lost Enlightenment
29 color illus. 48 halftones. 2 maps. 680

In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing acc

Starr, S. Frederick

Secret History of the Mongol Queens
How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire 336

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from "The Secret History of t

Weatherford, Jack