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Silk Roads

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James A. Millward, Series Editor
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Priya Nelson, Acquiring Editor

Silk Roads

 

The notion of the “silk road” lays a romantic gloss upon one of the most significant historical phenomena: the exchange of things and ideas across, and mutual development among, societies of the Old World. Trans-Eurasian interactions since ancient times have bequeathed manifold legacies, undergirding us with a common, if neglected, cultural infrastructure. Globalization began with the silk road.

The Silk Roads series explores both the reality and the imaginary of the silk road. Seeking to redress the disjuncture between the popularity of Silk Roadiana and the obscurity of academic publishing about the silk road’s actual peoples and places, our series publishes works that, while grounded in rigorous scholarship, can also speak to broader academic, student, and general audiences.

Our definition is intentionally vast: with a special but not exclusive interest in Central or Inner Asia, the series welcomes manuscripts concerning part or all of Afro-Eurasia and / or the Indian-Ocean world. Our time-frame encompasses modern geopolitical as well as ancient archaeological “silk roads,” and everything in between. Perspectives that cross regions or that relate specialized research to the wider concerns of a field are encouraged (e.g. bridging Central Eurasian to World history); so, too, are historical, anthropological, religious studies, art historical, musicological, economic, geographical, literary, and other approaches, especially in books that remain accessible to intelligent readers from specialties outside the author’s own.

The series is open to research monographs, synthetic studies, translations, and books aimed at general readers that fit or enhance the Silk Roads series concept.


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James Millward
Department of History
Georgetown University
Email: millwarj@georgetown.edu

 

Priya Nelson, Acquiring Editor

Silk Roads

 

The notion of the “silk road” lays a romantic gloss upon one of the most significant historical phenomena: the exchange of things and ideas across, and mutual development among, societies of the Old World. Trans-Eurasian interactions since ancient times have bequeathed manifold legacies, undergirding us with a common, if neglected, cultural infrastructure. Globalization began with the silk road.

The Silk Roads series explores both the reality and the imaginary of the silk road. Seeking to redress the disjuncture between the popularity of Silk Roadiana and the obscurity of academic publishing about the silk road’s actual peoples and places, our series publishes works that, while grounded in rigorous scholarship, can also speak to broader academic, student, and general audiences.

Our definition is intentionally vast: with a special but not exclusive interest in Central or Inner Asia, the series welcomes manuscripts concerning part or all of Afro-Eurasia and / or the Indian-Ocean world. Our time-frame encompasses modern geopolitical as well as ancient archaeological “silk roads,” and everything in between. Perspectives that cross regions or that relate specialized research to the wider concerns of a field are encouraged (e.g. bridging Central Eurasian to World history); so, too, are historical, anthropological, religious studies, art historical, musicological, economic, geographical, literary, and other approaches, especially in books that remain accessible to intelligent readers from specialties outside the author’s own.

The series is open to research monographs, synthetic studies, translations, and books aimed at general readers that fit or enhance the Silk Roads series concept.


Contact:

James Millward
Department of History
Georgetown University
Email: millwarj@georgetown.edu

 

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