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Author La Vaissière, Étienne de.

Title Sogdian traders : a history / by Étienne De La Vaissière ; translated by James Ward
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 406 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Handbook of Oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section eight, Central Asia ; v. 10
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Achte Abteilung, Handbook of Uralic studies ; v. 10
Contents List of Maps and Illustrations; General Introduction; Chapter One The Origins of the Sogdian Network: An Attempt at Chronological Delimitation; Chapter Two About the Ancient Letters; Chapter Three Trade with India; Chapter Four Sogdiana, a Major Center of Trade; Chapter Five In China; Chapter Six Structures; Chapter Seven The Turco-Sogdian Milieux; Chapter Eight Ambassadors and Merchants: The Western Routes; Chapter Nine The Sogdians in the Islamic World; Chapter Ten Ruptures and Assimilations; General Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Sogdian were the main traders of Central Asia from the fifth to the eighth century. Their diaspora is attested in India, China, Iran, the Turkish Steppe, but also Byzantium. This is the first attempt to describe their trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-376) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Merchants -- Tajikistan -- History.
Merchants -- Uzbekistan -- History.
Sogdians -- Commerce.
Sogdians -- History.
Asia, Central -- Commerce -- History.
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ISBN 1429452749 (electronic bk.)
9781429452748 (electronic bk.)
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Other Titles Histoire des marchands Sogdiens. English