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China's Ancient Tea Horse Road

ByAndrew ForbesDavid Henley

The antique Silk Road that connected the Chinese and Mediterranean Worlds for more than a millennium, facilitating the exchange of both goods and cultures, is widely known and celebrated. Less familiar is its more southerly equivalent, the ‘Ancient Tea-Horse Road’ that once linked the lush tea gardens of southwest China with the frigid wastelands of Tibet and – beyond – the torrid plains of northern India. The latter is also sometimes called the ‘Southern Silk Road’, though this is a misnomer, as silk seems never to have played a very important part in the traffic that traveled along it. Follow the jingling mule trains carrying tea across the centuries from China to Tibet. 35 historic images, 10 contemporary images, 1 map

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Publication Date
Dec 1, 2012
Language
English
ISBN
9781300464860
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Andrew Forbes, By (author): David Henley

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EPUB

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