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Author Foltz, Richard C., 1961- author.

Title Religions of the Silk Road : overland trade and cultural exchange from antiquity to the fifteenth century / Richard C. Foltz.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  200.958 F671R    Check Shelf
Description viii, 186 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-178) and index.
Contents Chinese transliterations -- Maps -- The Silk Road and its travelers -- Religion and trade in ancient Eurasia -- Buddhism and the Silk Road -- A refuge of heretics : Nestorians and Manichaeans on the Silk Road -- The Islamization of the Silk Road -- Ecumenical mischief -- A melting pot no more.
Summary "Religions of the Silk Road looks behind the romantic notions of the colonial era and tells the story of how cultural traditions, especially in the form of religious ideas, accompanied merchants and their goods along the overland Asian trade routes in pre-modern times. As early as three thousand years ago Hebraic and Iranian religious ideas and practices traveled eastwards in this way, to be followed centuries later by the great missionary traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, and Islam. But the Silk Road was more than just a conduit along which these religions hitched rides East; it was a formative and transformative rite of passage, and no religion emerged unchanged at the end of the journey."--Jacket.
Subject Asia, Central -- Religion.
Silk Road -- History.
Culture conflict -- Asia, Central -- History.
Trade routes -- Asia, Central -- History.
11.09 systematic religious studies: other. (NL-LeOCL)077593960
Culture conflict. (OCoLC)fst00885099
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Trade routes. (OCoLC)fst01153852
Central Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240497
Asia -- Silk Road. (OCoLC)fst01243730
Fernhandel. (DE-588)4154026-8
Handel, ... (DE-588)181434717
Kulturaustausch. (DE-588)4165964-8
Religion. (DE-588)4049396-9
Seidenstraße. (DE-588)4054299-3
Zentralasien. (DE-588)4079487-8
Asia, Central -- Religion.
Silk Road.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
History (form) (NL-LeOCL)088143147
ISBN 0312214081
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