Łagodna siła Seidenstrasse

Magdalena Barbaruk

Seidenstrasse and Soft Power

The New Silk Road relies on the soft power of Silk Road cultural connotations produced over the centuries of East-West contacts. The article explores in how far the idea of Seidenstrasse as developed by Richthofen is to be found in contemporary reportages, offers of travel agents and W.G. Sebald’s prose. It also inquires what cultural representations make the current idea of the Road’s renewal so compelling.

Key words: Seidenstrasse, Silk Road, F. von Richthofen, travel, W. G. Sebald, C. Thubron

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