Everyday cosmopolitanisms living the Silk Road in medieval Armenia

"Widely studied and hotly debated, the Silk Road is often viewed as a precursor to contemporary globalization, the merchants who traversed it as early agents of cultural exchange. Missing are the lives of the ordinary people who inhabited the route and contributed as much to its development as...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Franklin, Kathryn J.
Format: eBook
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press 2021, [2021]©2021
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • The Silk Road, medieval globality, and 'everyday cosmopolitanism'
  • The Silk Road as literary spacetime
  • Techniques of worldmaking in medieval Armenia
  • Making and unmaking the world of the Kasakh Valley
  • Traveling through Armenia : caravan inns and the material experience of Silk Road travel
  • The world in a bowl : intimate and delicious everyday spacetimes on the Silk Road
  • Everyday cosmopolitanisms : rewriting the shape of the Silk Road world