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Joshua J. Mark recommended this book on 17 December 2012
Valerie Hansen's work The Silk Road: A New History is a skilled and stylish history of the famous Silk Road trade routes which criss-crossed the ancient world between 130 BCE and 1453 CE. Her narrative style is clear and engaging and the details she provides are fascinating. Whether a reader has extensive knowledge of the Silk Road and the ancient world or is just beginning to explore, this book is an excellent resource. Highly recommended.