Web sites:

1. Silk Road Foundation

2. Silk Road Seattle is the best web site about the history of the Silk Road. It has links to Silk Road Foundation, museum collections, maps, syllabi, historical texts and many more subjects.

Barfield, Thomas. “Steppe Empires, China and the Silk Route: Nomads as a Force in International Trade and Politics.” In Nomads in the Sedentary World. Edited by Anatoly M. Khazanov and André Wink (Richmond: Curzon, 2001), pp. 234-249.
Barfield, Thomas
. The Perilous Frontier: Nomadic Empires and China. Cambridge, Mass.: Oxford: Blackwell, 1989.
Baumer, Christoph.
Southern Silk Road: In the Footsteps of Sir Aurel Stein and Sven Hedin Bangkok, Thailand: Orchid Press, 2000.
Bentley, Jerry.
Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Brotton, Jerry.
The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo . Oxford University Press, 2003.
Christian, David “Silk Roads or Steppe Roads? The Silk Roads in World History.”
Journal of World History 11:1 (2000), 1-26.
Di Cosmo, Nicola. Ancient China and Its Enemies: the Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History. Cambridge, UK; Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Elisseeff, Vadime (Editor).
The Silk Roads: Highways of Culture and Commerce. Berghahn Books. 2000.
Foltz, Richard.
Religions of the Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
Franck, Irene M. The Silk Road: A History. New York: Facts on File Publications, 1986.
Hopkirk, Peter.
Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: the Search for the Lost Cities and Treasures of Chinese Central Asia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984.
Jagchid, Sechin and Van Jay Symons.
Peace, War, and Trade along the Great Wall: Nomadic-Chinese Interaction through Two Millennia. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1989.
Kalter, Johannes, Margareta Pavaloi.
Uzbekistan: Heirs to the Silk Road . Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1997.
Larsen, Jeanne.
Silk Road: A Novel of Eighth-Century China . Henry Holt & Co., 1989.
Lawton, John.
Silk, Scents & Spice, Tracing the World’s Great Trade Routes, the Silk Road, the Spice Route [and] the Incense Trail. United Nations Educational, 2005.
Leslies, D. D. and K. J. H Gardiner,
The Roman Empire in Chinese Sources. Rome, Bardi, 1996.
Liu, Xinru. “Silk, Robes, and Relations between Early Chinese Dynasties and Nomads beyond the Great Wall.” In
Robes and Honor: the Medieval World of Investiture. Edited by Stewart Gordon. New York: Palgrave, 2001, pp. 23-34.
Liu, Xinru.
Ancient India and Ancient China: Trade and Religious Exchanges AD 1-600. Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Liu, Xinru.
Silk and Religion: An Exploration of Material Life and the Thought of People, AD 600-1200. Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Nebenzahl, Kenneth.
Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond: 2,000 Years of Exploring the East .Phaidon Press 2004.
Palmer, Martin.
The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity. NY: Ballantine Wellspring, 2001.
Pan, Yihong. “Marriage Alliances and Chinese Princesses in International Politics from Han through T’ang.”
Asia Major, 3rd. series, vol. x, parts 1-2 (1997), pp. 95-131.
Polo, Marco.
The Travels of Marco Polo. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1984.
Rossabi, Morris ed
. China among Equals: The Middle Kingdom and Its Neighbors, 10th-14th Centuries. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.
Rossabi, Morris.
Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1987.
Rossabi, Morris.
Voyager from Xandadu: Rabban Sauma and the First Journey from China to the West. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1992.
Rudelson, Justin Jon.
Oasis Identities: Uyghur Nationalism Along China's Silk Road. Columbia University Press, 1998.
Russell-Smith, Lilla.
Uygur Patronage in Dunhuang: Regional Art Centres on the Northern Silk Road in the Tenth Century. Brill, 2005.
Schafer, Edward H. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand; A Study of Tang Exotics. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1963.
Stein, Aurel
. On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, edition 1974.
Thubron, Colin.
The Silk Road: Beyond the Celestial Kingdom . Simon & Schuster, 1990.
Tucker, Jonathan and Antonia Tozer (Photographer).
The Silk Road: Art and History. Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2003.
Vainker, Shelagh.
Chinese Silk: A Cultural History. The British Museum Press, 2004.
Wang, Helen.
Money on the Silk Road . British Museum Press 2005.
Watt, James C. Y. When Silk was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art in cooperation with the Cleveland Museum of Art: Distributed by H.N. Abrams, 1997.
Whitfield, Susan et al.
The Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road. British Library Publishing Division, 2000.
Whitfield, Susan
. Life along the Silk Road. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
Whitfield, Susan
. The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith. Chicago, IL : Serindia Publications, 2004.
Wood, Frances.
The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia. London: British Library, 2003.
Wriggins, Sally Hovey.
Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996.
Wright, Arthur.
Buddhism in Chinese History. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1959.
Yü, Ying-shih.
Trade and Expansion in Han China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.