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The Silk Road

Posted: Mon April 21st, 2014, 11:35 pm
by Nefret
We were studying this in my history class a few weeks ago. It's so interesting. The book I'm currently reading is called Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield. I was looking for more books, either HF or NF. Preferably set in China or the Middle East.

Posted: Tue April 22nd, 2014, 3:01 pm
by Ludmilla
I enjoyed Colin Thubron's Shadow of the Silk Road (NF, Travel Literature).

Posted: Tue April 22nd, 2014, 9:11 pm
by annis
Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road is fun, a tongue-in-cheek novel set in the 10th century and inspired by the pulp-fiction adventures of earlier times.

For something a bit more romantic, Jeanne Larsen's Silk Road, set in 8th century China

Also worth a read in the way of adventure is Colin Falconer's Silk Road, set in the 13th century.

If you want evocative, you can't go past James Elroy Flecker's poem The Golden Road to Samarcand.

As far as non-fic, goes, Xinru Liu's The Silk Road in World History and Frances Wood's The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia.

Posted: Wed April 23rd, 2014, 12:02 am
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
I remember enjoying (long ago) Caravan to Xanadu: a novel of Marco Polo
which a google search reveals to be written by Edison Marshall. A good fun read if you can find a copy.

Re: The Silk Road

Posted: Wed November 6th, 2019, 10:28 am
by ellisael
I did quite enjoy reading Life Along the Silk Route.