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Religions of the Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century (1999)
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Richard C. Foltz
Richard Foltz
Publication Date October 1999
Format Hardcover (218 x 148 mm)
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Ever since the label was coined in the late nineteenth century, the idea of the Silk Road has captivated the Western imagination with images of fabled cities and exotic peoples. Religions of the Silk Road looks behind the romantic notions of the colonial era and tells the story of how cultural traditions, especially in the form of religious ideas, accompanied merchants and their goods along the overland Asian trade routes in pre-modern times. As early as three thousand years ago Hebraic and Iranian religious ideas and practices traveled eastwards in this way, to be followed centuries later by the great missionary traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, and Islam. But the Silk Road was more than just a conduit along which these religions hitched rides East; it was a formative and transformative rite of passage, and no religion emerged unchanged at the end of the journey.
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Collection Status In Collection
Index 200
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
ISBN 0312214081
Cover Price $29.95
Nr of Pages 186
First Edition No
Rare No