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The Silk Road
Posted: Mon April 21st, 2014, 11:35 pm
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
I enjoyed Colin Thubron's Shadow of the Silk Road
(NF, Travel Literature).
Posted: Tue April 22nd, 2014, 9:11 pm
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
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
I did quite enjoy reading Life Along the Silk Route.