The Silk Road: a New History with Documents

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Hansen, Valerie. The Silk Road: A New History with Documents. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780190208929 I was recently delighted to receive the new edition of Valerie Hansen’s Silk Road: a New History, originally published in 2012. The original edition was already much acclaimed for being eminently readable and accessible — my much-thumbed edition accompanied me faithfully on two visits around China in 2012 and 2013 — as a guide to the Silk Road, based on up to date scholarship using archaeological and historical sources. It was largely …

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A Dictionary: Christian Sogdian, Syriac and English A Dictionary: Christian Sogdian, Syriac and English / Nicholas Sims-Williams. Wiesbaden : Reichert Verlag, 2016 17.0 x 24.0 cm, 408 p., cloth 148,00 € ISBN: 9783954901753 Ancient India & Iran Trust Library shelfmark: AIIT.a.1802 This recent publication by our Chairman Nicholas Sims-Williams represents a landmark in the study of Christian Sogdian and at the same time is designed to be accessible both to Iranists, whether or not they know Syriac, and to Syriacists, whether or not they know Sogdian. Many works of Syriac …