Central Asia and the Silk Road

Étienne de la Vaissière

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195336931
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Central Asia and the Silk Road

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This article discusses the history of Central Asia in Late Antiquity. It covers the climatic, geographical, and cultural milieux; the Hunnic invasion, post-invasion economic shift, the Chinese and western sections of the Silk Road, and the end of Central Asian long-distance trade.

Keywords: central Asia; late antiquity; China; history; trade; Hunnic invasion

Article.  12875 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Ancient Roman History

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