Silk and Religion: An Exploration of Material Life and the Thought of People, AD 600-1200

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Xinru Liu studies the silk trade in Eurasia between the seventh and twelfth centuries to explore how religious ideas affected economic behavior. Long-distance silk trade was established for centuries in ancient Eurasia, well before the state in Tang China and the Byzantine Empire set up state silk industries and clothing codes to regulate the trade and consumption of silk textiles. Silk textiles were invested with symbolic meaning and their use restricted to bureaucratic and religious hierarchies in both regions.

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Silk and Religion: An Exploration of Material Life and the Thought of People, AD 600-1200
1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New Delhi, India

ISBN-13: 9780195644524

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Silk and Religion: An Exploration of Material Life and the Thought of People, Ad 600-1200
1996, Oxford University Press, USA, New Delhi, India

ISBN-13: 9780195636550

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