Along the musk routes: exchanges between Tibet and the Islamic world

@article{Akasoy2007AlongTM,
  title={Along the musk routes: exchanges between Tibet and the Islamic world},
  author={Anna Ayşe Akasoy and Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim},
  journal={Asian Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={217-240}
}
From as early as the ninth century onwards, Arabic literature praises the quality of a typical and highly desirable product of Tibet, musk. In Arabic and Persian as well as Tibetan and Hebrew texts musk is discussed in a variety of genres such as geographical, zoological, religious and medical literature as well as in travellers' and merchants' accounts. These sources reveal an active trade route, which existed between Tibet and the Islamic world from the eighth century onwards. After… 
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