Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road [electronic resource] /edited by Liang Emlyn Yang, Hans-Rudolf Bork, Xiuqi Fang, Steffen Mischke.
Contributor(s): Yang, Liang Emlyn [editor.] | Bork, Hans-Rudolf [editor.] | Fang, Xiuqi [editor.] | Mischke, Steffen [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.Edition: 1st ed. 2019.Description: XXVI, 525 p. 172 illus., 126 illus. in color. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030007287.Subject(s): Historical geography | Archaeology | Climatology | Agriculture | China—History | Middle East—History | Historical Geography | Archaeology | Climatology | Agriculture | History of China | History of the Middle EastDDC classification: 911 Online resources: Click here to access online
Foreword 1 -- Foreword 2 -- Foreword 3 -- Acknowledgement -- Part I. Introduction -- Part II. Landscape evolutions in the human-environment system -- Part III. Natural disasters and impacts on the past societies -- Part IV. Climatic factors in the transitions of social systems -- Part V. Social adaptation and resilience to environmental stresses -- Part VI. Social-culture in connection with the environment.
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.