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  • The Silk Road

    Question: To what extend would you agree with this description of the Silk Road (Internet of Antiquity) and his (Yo-Yo Ma) comparison of it to the Internet of our world today? A comparison of the Silk Road and the Modern Internet surprisingly reveals that these two systems share their own similarities and differences. From analyzing both systems‚ it came up that the modern internet could be a repeat of what happened in the Silk Road‚ although in a more advances and modernized way! Now‚ although these

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  • Silk Road

    For centuries the Silk Road has served as a connector between empires‚ countries‚ and cities all over the world. The outposts and cities along the Silk Road became the melting pot of race‚ culture‚ and religion. Transculturations between countries were becoming more frequent throughout the world‚ while Normal citizens‚ travelers‚ explorers‚ and scholars of the Silk Road experienced it first hand. Scholars such as Pratt and Clifford theorized transculturation through documents of modern European

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  • Silk Roads

    Many students unfamiliar with World History come to think of the Silk Roads as one road or literally a road made of silk. But it is not. The Silk Road can be thought of as a network of routes connecting the Eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia and Central Asia to China. These complex interconnecting routes included both land and sea routes. In fact‚ many goods reached Rome via the Mediterranean Sea. Along these routes‚ merchants would carry goods for trade. The goods being traded would often

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    C.E. the Silk Road’s interaction patterns changed with the Black Plague and the religious exchange between China and the West. However‚ the continuity was maintained with its main purpose of trading goods passed along its routes. Flea bites from rats would infect the Black Plague along merchants and consumers throughout Eurasia which caused a decline in the economy. During the Middle Ages ships would stop at various points such as Turkey‚ Lebanon‚ and Iraq that are along the Silk Road. People infected

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  • Silk Road

    Silk Road The Silk Road was many things: a connection for the East and West‚ a valuable empire building resource‚ focus of cultures colliding‚ and a strategic trade route. The most important of these is the connection between the East and West. Without this trade route cultures would have developed completely different‚ and the already distant lands would be in seemingly different universes. Geography The Silk Road is not just one road‚ but an interconnected series of trade routes stretching

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    From 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E.‚ there were many continuities and changes in patterns of interactions along the Silk Roads. A change that occurred was that the people adapted to overseas trade. This was due to the innovations of boats over time. Another change was the goods that were trade. This was due to the demand on materials in areas that they aren’t found. A continuity was that the Silk Road remained as an important trade route. One change that occurred was that the people adapted to overseas trade

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    The Silk Road was a trade network the connected the East to the West on the Eurasian continent. This trade included both overland and maritime routes. The central Asian kingdoms and peoples became the nexus point for much of this trade which lasted from the 3rd century B.C.E. to the 15th century C.E. Many products and other cultural expressions moved along the Silk Road and diffused among various kingdoms along it. In breaking down and separating the patterns of interaction that occurred along the

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    world were the Silk Road and the Indian Ocean Trade Network where each route had it’s positive as well as negative characteristics. The Silk Road Trade was a long network of interlinking trade routes that traveled from China to Western countries specifically European nations. This trading route provided tremendous economic benefits for China as silk was one of the main products that was traded over the road hence the name of the trade route. Although silk was a major trade‚ the Silk Road also filtered

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    Continuities and Change over Time in the Silk Road The Silk Route is a convenient name for the Trans Asia trade routes. At one point it was viewed as a road along which silk from China was brought to Turkey and sold to Europeans. That is an overly simplistic and not terribly realistic view. It was not a single road but a number of interconnecting Caravan Routes over which trade was conducted. The Silk route dates back at least 5500 years where as silk only dates back about three thousand years

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  • Silk Road CCOT

    Tiner December 4‚ 2014 CCOT: The Silk Road The Silk Road was established during the 2nd century BCE‚ while not the first network of trade routes‚ it was one of the most impactful‚ carrying goods‚ ideas‚ disease and conflict throughout Africa and Eurasia. The impact of the interactions impacted millions notably spreading both Buddhism and the Black Death. The Silk Road was marked by the continued spread of ideas and goods. Throughout the lifespan of the Silk Road‚ changes were seen as control over

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