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Foreign devils on the Silk Road

the search for the lost cities and treasures of Chinese Central Asia
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Oxford University Press , Oxford [Oxfordshire]
Asia, Central -- Antiquities., Silk

Places

Asia, Central, Silk

StatementPeter Hopkirk
SeriesOxford University Press paperback
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS786 .H6175 1984b
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2842031M
ISBN 100192814877
LC Control Number84003935

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In the early years of the last century foreign explorers began to investigate these legends, and very soon an international race began for the art treasures of the Silk Road.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. Indexed. Illustrated. Bibliography. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Good with bumped and rubbed edges, stamp on inside front cover, and sticker on back cover.

APA Citation (style guide). Hopkirk, P. Foreign devils on the Silk Road: the search for the lost treasures of Central Asia. London: J. Murray. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide). Hopkirk, Peter. The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth.

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