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The book also covers the history of Central Asia and the Silk Road from antiquity to the early modern age. Features include extensive notes, bibliography, and a map. Now I can explain the flaws this book ha.

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Premodern Patterns of Globalization. RICHARD C. FOLTZ is an Associate Professor of Religion at Concordia University. This brief but tightly packed book is a wonderful counterweight to romanticized notions of the so-called Silk Road.

Richard Foltz has written a very brief, but a very readable, very helpful introduction to a comparative study of.

Richard Foltz has written a very brief, but a very readable, very helpful introduction to a comparative study of the history of trade between Europe and Far-East Asia and the history of religion in Central Asia. In a mere 150 pages, he surveys a thousand years of history and seven religions: Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Nestorian Christianity, Manichaeism, Shamanism, and Islam. While the latter half of the book was outside my time frame for reference source material; I never the less read it all.

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What makes Richard Foltz's Religions of the Silk Road so unusual and valuable is that, despite its concise, compressed form and highly readable style, it is packed with an astonishing wealth of fascinating information based on a judicious combination of primary sources and secondary.

What makes Richard Foltz's Religions of the Silk Road so unusual and valuable is that, despite its concise, compressed form and highly readable style, it is packed with an astonishing wealth of fascinating information based on a judicious combination of primary sources and secondary literature.

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Richard Foltz is a Canadian scholar of American origin. He is a specialist in the history of Iranian civilization-what is sometimes referred to as "Greater Iran". He is the author of the first scholarly book on Muslim attitudes towards animals, in which he re-assesses traditional Muslim views on such topics as vegetarianism and the cleanliness of dogs Books. Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures, Oxford: Oneworld, 2006.

The core idea is that trade is the backbone of cultural exchange. The result is mostly that Islam came to dominate in Central Asia because Muslims dominated in trade. Somehow Buddhism dominated in . hmm, were Buddhists expert traders too? Or was Kublai Khan's Buddhist advisor particularly persuasive? Anyway the central argument of the book is interesting and somewhat useful. At least it provides some glue to hold the book together

Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition ofReligions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples thatmake upthe romantic notions of the colonial era whileexamininghow cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road.

Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization epub download

ISBN13: 978-0230621251

ISBN: 0230621252

Author: Richard Foltz

Category: History

Subcategory: World

Language: English

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd edition (June 21, 2010)

Pages: 208 pages

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Both this and "Spirituality in the Land of the Noble", by Richard Foltz, are excellent depictions of the origins of the major world religions and the cultures associated with them. These two books are very readable and give an image of the millennia long history of Asian civilization, and of the interactions (mostly via Persia/Iran) that enriched European history. It is enlightening to realize that the Jewish people would not have survived to be where they are now if it weren't for Persian King Cyrus, who freed the Jews from the Babylonian captivity. And that archeological finds in what is now western China include images that are clearly Persian/Greek from an era when those civilizations penetrated to China. And that Chinese Buddhist monks traveled to India in the early years CE (AD) to study the earliest Buddhist scriptures. Or that for many centuries Christianity was common in Central Asia, but was almost entirely versions of Christianity contemned as heretical (e.g Nestorian) by the Roman Church Most of us don't know about these backs & forths via the Silk Road. Foltz has given us two very world-enlarging books.
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Both this and "Spirituality in the Land of the Noble", by Richard Foltz, are excellent depictions of the origins of the major world religions and the cultures associated with them. These two books are very readable and give an image of the millennia long history of Asian civilization, and of the interactions (mostly via Persia/Iran) that enriched European history. It is enlightening to realize that the Jewish people would not have survived to be where they are now if it weren't for Persian King Cyrus, who freed the Jews from the Babylonian captivity. And that archeological finds in what is now western China include images that are clearly Persian/Greek from an era when those civilizations penetrated to China. And that Chinese Buddhist monks traveled to India in the early years CE (AD) to study the earliest Buddhist scriptures. Or that for many centuries Christianity was common in Central Asia, but was almost entirely versions of Christianity contemned as heretical (e.g Nestorian) by the Roman Church Most of us don't know about these backs & forths via the Silk Road. Foltz has given us two very world-enlarging books.
Best West
As the review title says, this is the standard reference when it comes to religion in the Silk road ( Or Central Asia to be more accurate). It's the standard because of the fact there are so few books devoted to the topic but that's not why this book is disappointingly average in terms of scholarship. First, the strengths and features in this book are the history of Zoroastrianism, Nestorian Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Manichaeism, and Islam in Central Asia. The book also covers the history of Central Asia and the Silk Road from antiquity to the early modern age. Features include extensive notes, bibliography, and a map. Now I can explain the flaws this book has. I'll make a concise list which includes:

1. The book is way too brief and not detailed enough. Many of the religions are cramped in any given chapter instead of having their own chapter. In consequence, the lack of room cuts out and compresses a lot of details and history. That's the reason Hinduism and native religions are not included despite their great influence. (Greater than even some of the religions covered in the book)
2. The author , Richard Foltz, is brilliant in terms of Iranian history but is not suited to write a book this expansive in time, geography, and religions. His weakness in religions like Buddhism, Syriac Christianity or in Central Asia in general forces him to rely too much on secondary sources and topics he does not specialize in. This book should of been a team effort with essays by scholars in their respective field to give a fuller and better account.
3. This is the second edition of the book but some things aren't updated. Some of the works in the biblography and notes aren't updated despite a newer edition being available. Sections on many chapters should of been updated with the discovery of new sites and documents.
4. The author at times (too often in my opinion) cites non-academic and non-professional authors and books. This does more damage to the accuracy, objectivism, and scholarship of the book than any good.
5. This last critique has to do with the quality (not contents) of the book itself. The map is blurry and hard to look at; the book's pages feel cheap, the print is small and the ink looks cheap as well. It makes me wonder if this book was printed on demand. It should be considered theft that the book charges over $30 for such a cheaply and badly printed book.

In conclusion, this book does get some deserved praise from many scholars, students, and educated lay readers. It has abundant information on such a obscure topic and is very readable especially with the author's occassional personal experiences. It serves better as a introduction for scholars and students as it has a extensive bibliography and it's excellent for general readers because of it's readability and clear writing prose.
Best West
As the review title says, this is the standard reference when it comes to religion in the Silk road ( Or Central Asia to be more accurate). It's the standard because of the fact there are so few books devoted to the topic but that's not why this book is disappointingly average in terms of scholarship. First, the strengths and features in this book are the history of Zoroastrianism, Nestorian Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Manichaeism, and Islam in Central Asia. The book also covers the history of Central Asia and the Silk Road from antiquity to the early modern age. Features include extensive notes, bibliography, and a map. Now I can explain the flaws this book has. I'll make a concise list which includes:

1. The book is way too brief and not detailed enough. Many of the religions are cramped in any given chapter instead of having their own chapter. In consequence, the lack of room cuts out and compresses a lot of details and history. That's the reason Hinduism and native religions are not included despite their great influence. (Greater than even some of the religions covered in the book)
2. The author , Richard Foltz, is brilliant in terms of Iranian history but is not suited to write a book this expansive in time, geography, and religions. His weakness in religions like Buddhism, Syriac Christianity or in Central Asia in general forces him to rely too much on secondary sources and topics he does not specialize in. This book should of been a team effort with essays by scholars in their respective field to give a fuller and better account.
3. This is the second edition of the book but some things aren't updated. Some of the works in the biblography and notes aren't updated despite a newer edition being available. Sections on many chapters should of been updated with the discovery of new sites and documents.
4. The author at times (too often in my opinion) cites non-academic and non-professional authors and books. This does more damage to the accuracy, objectivism, and scholarship of the book than any good.
5. This last critique has to do with the quality (not contents) of the book itself. The map is blurry and hard to look at; the book's pages feel cheap, the print is small and the ink looks cheap as well. It makes me wonder if this book was printed on demand. It should be considered theft that the book charges over $30 for such a cheaply and badly printed book.

In conclusion, this book does get some deserved praise from many scholars, students, and educated lay readers. It has abundant information on such a obscure topic and is very readable especially with the author's occassional personal experiences. It serves better as a introduction for scholars and students as it has a extensive bibliography and it's excellent for general readers because of it's readability and clear writing prose.
Arilak
This book was required reading for one of my electives. It provides a comprehensive and clear overview of a complex and confusing time in history. The book contains a detailed discussion of Buddhism, Islam, Nestorianism, Manichaeism, and Zoroastrianism, and really gives the reader a sense of how these various traditions and cultures influenced each other over the centuries. While it is not necessarily entertaining ( no dramatic narratives, etc), its a easy and quick read for those interested in the topic
Arilak
This book was required reading for one of my electives. It provides a comprehensive and clear overview of a complex and confusing time in history. The book contains a detailed discussion of Buddhism, Islam, Nestorianism, Manichaeism, and Zoroastrianism, and really gives the reader a sense of how these various traditions and cultures influenced each other over the centuries. While it is not necessarily entertaining ( no dramatic narratives, etc), its a easy and quick read for those interested in the topic
Muniath
Foltz has a way with words, and can cast a spell that will leave you pondering for days. This is a fabulous little book which is at home with all the religions that slipped along the silk road: Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, Islam, and is able to blend them in a way that the silk road itself did. Crisp, authoritative, easy to read: a jewel.
Muniath
Foltz has a way with words, and can cast a spell that will leave you pondering for days. This is a fabulous little book which is at home with all the religions that slipped along the silk road: Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, Islam, and is able to blend them in a way that the silk road itself did. Crisp, authoritative, easy to read: a jewel.
Ferri - My name
The Silk Road was an interesting cross-cultural approach to explore
the many empires and peoples who were transmitters of commerce
and ideas. The author, Richard Foltz, made a superior approach
in meeting the many contributions of the Silk Road varied cultures.
Ferri - My name
The Silk Road was an interesting cross-cultural approach to explore
the many empires and peoples who were transmitters of commerce
and ideas. The author, Richard Foltz, made a superior approach
in meeting the many contributions of the Silk Road varied cultures.
Samulkree
This book is a comprehensive look at the ebb and flow of religion in the groups and countries along the silk road. The book is very informative and the content it well organized. It isn't an exciting read (not an entertaining narrative) but it is dense with clear, pertinent information about the transmission of religious traditions of central/east asia.
Samulkree
This book is a comprehensive look at the ebb and flow of religion in the groups and countries along the silk road. The book is very informative and the content it well organized. It isn't an exciting read (not an entertaining narrative) but it is dense with clear, pertinent information about the transmission of religious traditions of central/east asia.
Uyehuguita
Book came as described.
Uyehuguita
Book came as described.
Doesn't focus on religions of the Silk Road as much as it focuses on the general history of the Silk Road. Plus it jumps around a lot, which it makes it very confusing. I probably would not recommend this book.
Doesn't focus on religions of the Silk Road as much as it focuses on the general history of the Silk Road. Plus it jumps around a lot, which it makes it very confusing. I probably would not recommend this book.