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New Year's Announcement

The Silk Road History Podcast is returning this January!

In this episode, Nathan continues the story of the Uyghur people, covering the Qing dynasty conquest of Xinjiang in the 1750s to the rise of Yaqub Beg in 1872.

In this first of two parts, Nathan examines the fraught history of the Uyghurs, from their origins on the steppes of Mongolia, to the cosmopolitan Uyghur Kingdom of Qocho, to the 1...

In this episode, Nathan explores the rich and tantalizing history of silk from the early years of sericulture in China to the lush brocades of Lyons.

In this episode of the Silk Road History Podcast, Nathan gives a survey of the geography of the region and its critical importance to understanding the Silk Road. 

In this episode of the Silk Road History Podcast, Nathan introduces the cast and talks a bit about what the Silk Road means to him.