Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia

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The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it traveled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centers of Buddhist art and learning. In time it began to decline. The traffic slowed, the merchants left and finally its towns vanished beneath the desert sands to be forgotten for a thousand years; however, legends grew up of lost cities filled with treasures and guarded by demons. In ...

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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia
1984, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192814876

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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia
1984, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9780870234354

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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia
1980, Murray, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780719537387

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