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Review: The Roman Empire as Known to Han China

Reviewed Work: The Roman Empire in Chinese Sources by D. D. Leslie, K. H. J. Gardiner
Review by: Edwin G. Pulleyblank
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Vol. 119, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1999), pp. 71-79
DOI: 10.2307/605541
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/605541
Page Count: 9
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Abstract

The importance of a sophisticated understanding of historical linguistics in interpreting the accounts of the far west in Chinese sources from the Han period is stressed and, in particular, transcriptions of the place-names Hyrkania, Seleukia, and Alexandria are discussed.

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