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The journey of maps and images on the Silk Road
AuthorForêt, Philippe, 1957-
Kaplony, Andreas
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Pub. LocationLeiden ; BostonPublisherBrill
Date2008Phys. Desc.pdf [xxxi, 243, [31] p. : ill. (some color), maps]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberGA1081.J68 2008d
The journey of maps and images on the Silk Road / edited by Philippe Forêt, Andreas Kaplony.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229) and index.

Foreword / Lorenz Hurni -- Preface : what is a map? / Valerie Hansen -- Introduction / Philippe Forêt and Andreas Kaplony -- Traces of the Silk Road in Han-Dynasty iconography : questions and hypotheses / Nicolas Zufferey -- Visualizing pilgrimage and mapping experience : Mount Wutai on the Silk Road / Natasha Heller -- The mapping of sacred space : images of Buddhist cosmographies in medieval China / Dorothy C. Wong -- Lost in translation : gridded plans and maps along the Silk Road / Jonathan M. Bloom -- Square horoscope diagrams in Middle Eastern astrology and Chinese cosmological diagrams : were these designs transmitted through the Silk Road? / Johannes Thomann -- The intrusion of East Asian imagery in thirteenth-century Armenia : political and cultural exchange along the Silk Road / Dickran Kouymjian -- Comparing al-Kāshgharī's map to his text : on the visual language, purpose, and transmission of Arabic-Islamic maps / Andreas Kaplony -- The Book of curiosities : a medieval Islamic view of the East / Yossef Rapoport -- Celestial maps and illustrations in Arabic-Islamic astronomy / Paul Kunitzsch -- Revisiting Catalan portolan charts : do they contain elements of Asian provenance? / Sonja Brentjes -- Conclusion / Philippe Forêt and Andreas Kaplony -- Appendix. List of geographical nomenclature in al-Kāshgharī's text and map / Andreas Kaplony.

Covers the diffusion and transmission of geographical knowledge that occurred at critical junctures in the long history of the Silk Road. In retracing the steps of four major circuits across the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, this work traces the ways in which maps and images surmounted spatial, historical and cultural divisions.

Available online via Gleeson Library.
Local access dig.pdf. [Foret-Silk Road.pdf]

Subject(s)Silk Road 絲綢之路--History
Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Cartography--Asia--History
Trade routes--Asia--History
Geography--Early works to 1800
Asia, Central--Historical geography
SeriesBrill's Inner Asian library ; v. 21
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19868
ISBN9789047424970 ; 9047424972LCCN2008040532OCLC568279384