|Contact and exchange in the ancient world|
|Author||Mair, Victor H., 1943-|
|Pub. Location||Honolulu||Publisher||University of Hawaii Press|
|Date||2006||Phys. Desc.||ix, 310 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.|
|Location||Director's Office||Call Number||GN799.C45 C66 2006|
|Contact and exchange in the ancient world / edited by Victor H. Mair.|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
See Introduction (pdf).
Contents: Kinesis versus stasis: interaction versus independent invention / Victor H. Mair -- Beyond modernocentrism: toward fresh visions of the global past / Jeffrey H. Bentley -- The trans-Eurasian exchange: the prehistory of Chinese relations with the West / Andrew Sherratt -- The queen mother of the West: a study of the influence of Western prototypes on the iconography of the Taoist deity / Elfriede R. Knauer -- Natural history and cultural history: the circulation of hunting leopards in Eurasia, seventh-seventeenth centuries / Thomas T. Allsen -- Some thoughts on the origins of the Turks and the shaping of the Turkic peoples / Peter B. Golden -- Early loan words in western Central Asia: indications of substrate populations, migrations, and trade relations / Michael Witzel -- Textiles as a medium of exchange in Third Millennium B.C.E. Western Asia / Irene Good -- Cultural and political control in north China: style and use of the bronzes of Yan at Liulihe during the early Western Zhou / Yan Sun -- Biological evidence for pre-Columbian transoceanic voyages / John L. Sorenson and Carl L. Johannessen.