OLLI 2279 - Spring 2011
Week 1 - What is the Silk Road?
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Week 2 - Nasty Nomads and their Heavenly Horses
NOTE: Rather than Beckwith (2009) Ch. 1, please read Ch. 3. I don't want to spring too many surprises on you, but based on your interests and level of previous knowledge, I think Ch. 3 would be more interesting to you. Also, Instead of Barber 1999 (Ch. 8), please read Barfield 1991:
Week 3 - Gold and Lapis, Bronze and Jade
Week 4 - Imperial Ambitions: From the Greeks to the Mongols and Back Again
Week 5 - The Original Dharma Bums: Religions on the Silk Road
Week 6 - The Legacy of the Silk Road
Meet me at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 2:15pm for a look at some objects related to the Silk Road. It's free!
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