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By Philippe Foret, Andreas Kaplony

This e-book covers new floor at the diffusion and transmission of geographical wisdom that happened at severe junctures within the lengthy heritage of the Silk street. a lot of twentieth-century scholarship at the Silk street tested the traditional archaeological items and medieval historic documents chanced on inside of each one cultural zone, whereas the implications of long-distance interplay throughout Eurasia remained poorly studied. the following plentiful realization is given to the trips that notions and gadgets undertook to transmit spatial values to different civilizations. In retracing the stairs of 4 significant circuits correct around the many civilizations that shared the Silk highway, "The trip of Maps and photographs at the Silk Road" lines the ways that maps and photographs surmounted spatial, old and cultural divisions.

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