From the Oxus River to the Chinese Shores

Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia


Author: Li Tang,Dietmar W. Winkler

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643903294

Category: History

Page: 472

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Syriac Christianity spread along the Silk Road together with Aramaic culture and liturgy. Because of this, the staging posts of Christian merchants along the trade routes grew into missionary centers. Thus, the mission of the Church of the East stretched from Persia to Arabia and India, and from the Oxus River to the Chinese shores. This book contains a collection of studies on the Church of the East in its historical setting. It sheds new light on this subject from various perspectives and academic disciplines, providing fresh insights into the rich heritage of Syriac Christianity. (Series: orientalia - patristica - oecumenica - Vol. 5)

Treasures from the Oxus

The Art and Civilization of Central Asia


Author: Massimo Vidale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838609768

Category: Art

Page: 240

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In history, this grand arterial 1500-mile waterway was always seen as the natural frontier between the northern provinces of the Iranian empires and the outer Turanian lands. It was for centuries central to Achaemenid and later Persian power. But, as the author shows, it has a prehistory which goes very much further back: and a succession of skilled yet still elusive Bronze Age cultures flourished here well before the rise of Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BCE. This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating history, art and archaeology of the region, including its primal trade in silk and foodstuffs; the mineral wealth of the Oxus basin; its exotic myths and beliefs; and the converging tribes and peoples which led to a new stability, economic growth and urbanism. The volume contains 150 full-colour photographs of notable artefacts, including silver decorated vessels, inlaid stone pots, agate beads and 25 'Bactrian Princesses': remarkable statuettes made in chlorite and limestone. Most of these rare objects have never been seen, let alone published, before.

The Sands of Oxus

Boyhood Reminiscences of Sadridding [sic] Aini


Author: Sadriddin Aĭnī

Publisher: Mazda Pub

ISBN: 9781568590783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 3745

Chronicles the influential Tajik author's growth to manhood in pre-revolutionary Uzbekistan and includes two of his autobiographical novellas

The Pamirs and the source of the Oxus


Author: George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon (Marquis of),George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston (Marquess),Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pamir

Page: 83

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The Conquests of Alexander the Great (Revised Edition)


Author: Alison Behnke

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467703761

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 149

View: 8688

As legend has it, a young prince, Alexander, once subdued a wild stallion others couldn't control. Impressed by the youngster's bravery, his father, King Philip of Macedonia, predicted that Alexander would need to find a kingdom big enough for his ambitions. And when Alexander became king, that's exactly what he did. Alexander and his well-trained armies first gained the support of the Greek city states. Then in the mid-300s B.C., he conquered Egypt and the Persian Empire. With his brilliant military tactics, Alexander took over lands including modern-day Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India. Although he lived only thirty-three years, Alexander and his armies spread Greek culture and customs to these conquered lands, joining Western and Eastern ideas to produce a new culture called Hellenism, which influenced the ancient world for centuries to come.

Dover Beach and Other Poems


Author: Matthew Arnold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486280373

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

View: 4802

A wonderful collection of intimate, personal, sentimental, and even nostalgic works by the greatly admired Victorian poet. Filled with lyric inspiration and lofty meditative characters, the selections include "The Scholar Gipsy," "Thyrsis," "The Forsaken Merman," "Memorial Verses," "Rugby Chapel," and the famous title poem.