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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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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

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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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 Road

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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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 1

Silk Road was a merchants’ heaven and a consumers’ dream. A place wherecultural diffusion was a natural occurrence and different rich cultures could both spread and blend with freedom and prosperity. This global marketplace was took hundreds of years tostart and played a major factor our cultural past. Due to the combination of people, products,ideas, and modes of transit, the first global marketplace was able to widely spread differentcultural ideas, beliefs, and lifestyles across Europe and Asia...

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Exchanges on the Silk Road

Exchanges on the Silk Roads After the fall of the Mauryas, the Kushan kingdom became the main political force in northern India. They were located across the main trade routes, and the Kushans prospered on the trade that was happening in that area. That area of trade and exchange was known as the Silk Road. The Silk Road was a trade route located between the Roman Empire and China, which also had a section that passed through the mountains northwest of India. From that area, goods where shipped...

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Life Along the Silk Road

Susan Whitfield writes Life along the Silk Road based on character stories occurring between the eight and tenth century, all living at different times. She writes this history for several reasons. First, she writes it to change the negative perception of the history of Central Asia that we know through the annals of its neighbors. By explaining the history of the region through the eyes of its own occupants, it rids the history of any distorted views from neighboring civilizations. She uses the...

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Silk Road In Western Europe

Throughout the period 200 BCE to 1450 CE, the Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes connecting the Western and Eastern Empires that were central to cultural diffusion through areas of the Asian continent. The Silk Road played an extremely important role in the growth of trade and the exchanging of culture, language, ideas, and religion. During this time period in Western Europe many changes took place, however the main purpose of the Silk Road stayed intact. In 200 BCE, Western Europe relied...

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