The Silk street is a first-rate artery connecting Europe and Asia for political, least expensive, cultural and technical trade in antiquity, and glass is likely one of the earliest man made fabrics to be invented. learning the starting place and evolution of historic glass alongside the Silk highway is therefore major for figuring out the improvement and trade of tradition and know-how among China and out of the country.

This e-book, for the 1st time, strains the foundation, evolution and spreading of historical chinese language glass expertise. It collects a wealth of information contributed by way of chinese language and overseas specialists in regards to the historical past and heritage, visible features and chemical compositions of the unearthed historical glasses from alongside the Northern (Oasis) Silk street, specially from the Xinjiang Province (known because the Western zone in historic times). The booklet offers new result of the stories on old glasses alongside the Southern and Sea Silk Roads, and discusses the impact of the Silk street on old chinese language glass know-how and art.

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