The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles Of History

Paperback | March 8, 1996

byJohn S. Major

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Silk has long been considered a symbol of wealth and luxury. But thousands of years ago, the production of silk cloth was one of China's most prized secrets. So how did silk become one of the most sought-after materials in the world?

With lavish illustrations and a highly informative text, The Silk Route traces the early history of the silk trade-from the mulberry groves of China to the marketplace in Byzantium-and explores how two of the world's greatest empires were brought together, forever opening the channels of commerce between East and West.

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Traces the history and purpose of the legendary trade route between China and Byzantium during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906).

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Silk has long been considered a symbol of wealth and luxury. But thousands of years ago, the production of silk cloth was one of China's most prized secrets. So how did silk become one of the most sought-after materials in the world?With lavish illustrations and a highly informative text, The Silk Route traces the early history of t...

John Major is the author of The Land and People of China (a Notable 1989 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies, NCSS/CBC) and The Land and People of Maylaysia & Brunei (a 1992 Books for the Teen Age, NY Public Library).He lives in New York, NY. Stephen Fieser illustrated The Christmas Sky by Franklin Branley and The Sabbath Lion by...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.08 inPublished:March 8, 1996Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064434680

ISBN - 13:9780064434683

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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Traces the history and purpose of the legendary trade route between China and Byzantium during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906).

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"A lively look at both Chinese and Persian cultures." (School Library Journal)