Christopher I. Beckwith’s Empires of the Silk Road


  1. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker July 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm .

    really nice thread of this work, Joe<br /><br />a sub-movement of my 1970-72 Song of Chin was my/attempt to follow<br />or<br />&quot;lean into&quot; that Silk Road East-West / West East exchange…<br /><br />here is the original S of Chin:<br /><br /><br /><br />wld like to see the index to this book …. the table of

  2. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato July 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />yes, poets should have an especial interest in the genealogy of languages and the histories, ancient and modern, that describe them. I&#39;m reminded of Vico&#39;s contention that the &#39;Poetic Wisdom&#39; from which we can still learn had its origins in history. Poetry has its own venerable &#39;story&#39;, which makes the claim, made by conceptual poets like Vanessa Place,

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