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'Highly readable and elegant'―Times Literary Supplement
'Recounted with great skill . . . opens a window onto a fascinating world'―Financial Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A fascinating account of the plundering of art objects from the Silk Road. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the fascinating tale of the intrigue and scheming as well as the hazards of... Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2003
It's easy to become enraptured by Hopkirk's romantic storytelling, but it's important not to forget that the "discoveries" of Sir Aurel Stein and others is tantamount to the theft... Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2003 by Adoumri
An excellent survey of the explorers of the Silk Road. In response to the New England reviewer, the bulk of the material in fact DID survive WWII; the majority of the texts were... Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2001