This volume includes cutting-edge research, which studies and traces the spread of Syriac Christianity along the Silk Road from the 6thto the 14thcentury. Recent archaeological discoveries and excavations of ancient and medieval Christian sites in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China have shed new light on Christian communities across Central Asia, China and Mongolia. Scholars from the fields of archaeology, manuscript studies, history and theology have contributed to this volume and provided new insight into the impact of Syriac Christianity along the Silk Roads.
Li Tang is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Christian East (ZECO), University of Salzburg/Austria.
Dietmar W. Winkler is Head of the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History, and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the Christian East (ZECO), University of Salzburg/Austria