The Golden Peaches of Samarkand has 66 ratings and 13 reviews. Hadrian said: The Golden Peaches of Samarkand is charming encyclopedic study of the. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics. Edward H. Schafer (Author). In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand; A Study of T’ang Exotics. By Edward H. Schafer. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, xiii,
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Schafer is probably one of the earliest, if not the earliest, book written about the Tang dynasty. Michelle rated it liked it Jun 02, This book examines the exotics imported into China during the T’ang Dynasty A. Sakura Tsukikage rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Be the first to samatkand a question about The Golden Peaches of Samarkand.
Jul 28, Jean rated it it was amazing. The Glory of Tang.
His publications include over scholarly articles and more than a dozen books. He then became a professor of Chinese there and remained at Berkeley until hi An American sinologist and a noted expert on the Tang dynasty. The writing style is charming, and the author savors his words.
While describing in great detail different objects and where they came from he left out a great deal of the practical side of things.
Dec 22, Bryn Hammond rated it liked it Shelves: In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an. Email required Address never made public. This book is not a statistical record of commercial imports and medieval trade, but rather a “humanistic essay, however material its subject matter.
The Golden Peaches of Samarkand: A Study of T’ang Exotics
For example, one of the items was narcissus plants. Want to Read saving…. Return to Book Page. The emphasis was clearly on the exotic however. Thanks for telling us about samarkkand problem. Ellen rated it really liked it Jul 25, When talking of salt for instance, he mentioned where it came from in china, and that a little was imported, but mentioned nothing about the formation of the salt monopoly or the merchants who gained from it, or the huge impact this had on Tang culture.
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Unless it was an area I had particular interest in I have to admit I did skip much of the later descriptions. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
An amazing compilation of research about Tang imports, which manages to be both encyclopedic and engaging. The book talks about where they originated from and who used them for what.
What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by the people of the T’ang empire.
Glossary A Names and Titles. Now sakarkand book was written before Orientalism and the questions of exoticizing everything that isn’t in Western Europe or just from the view of the historian.
Lists with This Book. Even more than that, it’s still useful – for an academic book that’s about fifty years old, it’s still read.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Into the land during the three centuries of T’ang came the natives of almost every nation of Asia, psaches bringing exotic wares either as gifts or as goods to be sold.
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Jul 08, carly rated it really liked it. Selected pages Title Page. What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize Still goolden will make for good reference, as it did contain a huge amount of information, about all sorts of things.
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