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Aurel Stein : pioneer of the Silk Road
Walker, Annabel.
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University of Washington Press paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1998.

Physical Description:
xiv, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Originally published: London : John Murray, 1995.
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Central Library DS785.S84 W35 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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For 30 years British archaeologist Sir Aurel Stein led the race to uncover a long-lost Buddhist civilization which had lain for a thousand years beneath China's deserts. Finds from his expeditions are now held by the museums of a dozen countries & in China he is regarded as a plunderer.

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In opening decades of this century, Aurel Stein was the outstanding European explorer and archaeologist of the remote deserts of Central Asia. These bordered on India, Kashmir, and China, where medieval Chinese traders followed The Silk Road leading to the Near East and Europe. Stein discovered spectacular remains of a vanished Buddhist civilizationwall paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and the earliest known printed book. Walker (Kensington and Chelsea: A Social and Architectural History, 1987), a British journalist, has written a comprehensive and sympathetic biography describing Steins single-minded devotion to uncovering the remains of this long-forgotten culture. For his efforts, the Chinese denounced him as an imperialist villain who had robbed them of their history. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries.Harry Frumerman, formerly with Hunter Coll., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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