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    DescriptionA 2nd revised, expanded and updated version of this book should be available for purchase in a few weeks so I would suggest prospective customers wait until it becomes available. This book is the product of 30 years of research on a key Chinese document based on a report to the Chinese Emperor in 125 CE, with a few later additions. It contains the earliest geographical, historical, political and cultural information in Chinese on the Roman Empire, India, Parthia, and many other kingdoms; their products, and the routes to them. A draft version of the book was posted on the University of Washington's 'Silk Road Seattle' website in 2000 with a plea for readers to send any criticisms or comments. The author has since been contacted by hundreds of scholars worldwide and their generous contributions have helped make this book an authoritative and useful historical source. This translation, the first in English, of the 'Chapter on the Western Regions' from the Hou Hanshu, is faced with the original Chinese, and is amply annotated for those wanting further information. There are also 20 appendices and two convenient maps at the end showing the main centres and routes.


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    Title
    Through the Jade Gate to Rome
    Subtitle
    A Study of the Silk Routes During the Later Han Dynasty 1st to 2nd Centuries Ce
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John E Hill, By (author) Ye Fan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 689
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,216 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781439221341
    ISBN 10: 1439221340
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 931.04
    Abridged Dewey: 950
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS735 .F3413 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Booksurge Publishing
    Imprint name
    Booksurge Publishing
    Publication date
    19 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Charleston, SC