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Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

Editors: Yang, L., Bork, H.-R., Fang, X., Mischke, S. (Eds.)

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This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road and in a broader area. Post-graduates in studying will benefit from this work, as well as it will stimulate young researchers to further explore the role played by the environment in long-term socio-cultural changes.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • On the Paleo-climatic/Environmental Impacts and Socio-Cultural System Resilience along the Historical Silk Road

    Pages 3-22

    Yang, Liang Emlyn (et al.)

  • Evolution of Saline Lakes in the Guanzhong Basin During the Past 2000 Years: Inferred from Historical Records

    Pages 25-44

    Fei, Jie (et al.)

  • Landscape Response to Climate and Human Impact in Western China During the Han Dynasty

    Pages 45-66

    Mischke, Steffen (et al.)

  • The Ili River Delta: Holocene Hydrogeological Evolution and Human Colonization

    Pages 67-94

    Deom, Jean-Marc (et al.)

  • Quantitative Evaluation of the Impact on Aral Sea Levels by Anthropogenic Water Withdrawal and Syr Darya Course Diversion During the Medieval Period (1.0–0.8 ka BP)

    Pages 95-121

    Sala, Renato

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road
Editors
  • Liang Yang
  • Hans-Rudolf Bork
  • Xiuqi Fang
  • Steffen Mischke
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00728-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00728-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00727-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 525
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
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