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The Silk Road as Process: James Millward’s “Very Short Introduction” & the Role of Art in Silk Road Studies

James Millward, professor of Chinese and Central Eurasian history at Georgetown University, has achieved the formidable task of condensing the Silk Road’s 5,000+  miles and 5,000 years of history* into a mere 121 pages for the Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introduction series. Although the book is written for a non-expert audience, to the scholar it stands as a close appraisal of the historiography of the Silk Road and a thoughtful summary of the current state of the field.  Continue reading The Silk Road as Process: James Millward’s “Very Short Introduction” & the Role of Art in Silk Road Studies