"Silk Road" Essays and Research Papers

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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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

 Silk-road was at one time the top Cyber-black market in the game. An educated college graduate, Ross Ulbricht is accused of creating Silk Road. The website sold everything from illegal drugs, guns, porn, driver’s licenses and other illegal services. It was estimated that the website generated amounts of 1.2 million in sales. An FBI agent was quoted saying “ Silk Road was the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the internet today”. The website used...

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The Silk Road

March 7, 2013 Humanities The Silk Road Rome_____________Central Asia______________Han China | India The Nomads The Silk Road crossed nomadic territory Extreme Agriculture: humans + omega animals Sparce population in a large area Calorie Exchange: 90,000 calories * Plants- 100,000 calories * Animals- 10,000 calories Horse= mobility No borders (territorial imperative )= pastures War; Secure pastures Archery Who are they? Scythians Altaic people * Turks * Mongols ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Mongol Empire and Silk Road

Silk Road DBQ Assessment The Silk Road is a touchstone for world history. It was a rich trans-regional vehicle for the transmission of art, religion, science and disease that also affords a glimpse into the politics and economic systems of the pre-modern world.     . The Silk Road in World History (Suggested writing time – 40 minutes) You should spend at least 10 minutes reading, analyzing, and grouping the sources. Directions: The following question is based on the accompanying Sources 1 -...

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Life Along the Silk Road

Life Along The Silk Road During the outward-looking rule of China's Tang dynasty (seventh-ninth century C. E. ), sophisticated people in northeastern Iran developed such a taste for expensive, imported Chinese pottery that they began to imitate it in great quantity for sale to people who could not afford the real thing. And in northern China there was a vogue for beautiful pottery figurines of camels laden with caravan goods or ridden by obviously non-Chinese merchants, musicians, or entertainers...

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Indian Ocean and Silk Road Trade

While the Indian Ocean and Silk Road were different as trade networks with respect to the spread of Religion and the process of travel, they were similar in terms of the spread of disease through trade. The Indian Ocean and Silk Road as trade networks were different in terms of the spread of Religion. Along the Indian Ocean trade network, Islam was spread. This happened through Indian merchants who brought Brahmin priests, Arab merchants who brought Muslim scholars and Christian merchants who...

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Buddhism Artwork Along Silk Road

things amongst countries. One of the most outstanding trade routes in the past was the Silk Road found in China. It was a route used by many people to travel and transport goods such as silk, paper, livestock, jewels, and much more, from East to West China. It consisted of land and sea routes, which made transportation and traveling convenient for man in that time period. There were many items traded along the Silk Road that had a profound impact on the development of the cultures, religions and other...

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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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Xuan Zang: The Silk Road Journey

Xiao Jie Yang History 9:30 The Silk Road Journey The Silk Road is one of the oldest and longest trade routes known in the ancient world. Xuan Zang is the only person in history known to have made the whole journey from the Tang capital of Chang’an all the way to India and then back. However, his sixteen years, ten thousand mile journey is a huge sacrifice that brought culture, religion, ideas, and various commodities together and connected China to the rest of the kingdoms to the west...

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Silk route

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. Additionally Sericulture only dates back a few thousand years the Silk Route is much older. The Silk Road: Linking Europe and Asia Through Trade The...

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Continuity and Change-over-Time: Silk Road Trade 200 B.C.E.-1450 C.E.

The Silk Road is a trading route on the continent of Eurasia that stretches from the vast coast of China all the way to Eastern Europe. The trade route was at its greatest use from 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E. The society that began the Silk Road was the Han Dynasty in China in approximately 200 B.C.E. The Han Dynasty facilitated trade in the east, while the Roman Empire facilitated trade in the west and in Europe. The two empires traded many goods, as well as cultural aspects of each society’s way of...

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The Silk Road and Sea Trade: the Two Drivers to a Worldwide Expansion of Cross-Cultural Connections

The Silk Road and Sea Trade: The Two Drivers to a Worldwide Expansion of Cross-Cultural Connections Before there were trains, planes, or automobiles, people had much more elementary ways of traveling long distances to interact with other cultures. There were no paved highways and signs showing where to turn to get to Mecca. Nope, the Mongols had to travel across the terrain that lay ahead of them, as difficult as it might have been, to conquer the Middle East. Also, they had the form of horses...

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The Silk Road: Past and Present

The Silk Road: Past and Present Starting from the 2nd century BC, to the end of the 14th century AD, a great trade route stretched from Chang'An in the East and ended at the Mediterranean at Antioch in the West, linking China and the Roman Empire. Ferdinand von Richthofen – a well-known German geographer, named it the Silk Road in 1877. The Silk Road has been one of the most important trade routes since the connection between Europe and Asia was established; however, what are the differences...

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Silk Road

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

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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Access vs. preservation

preservation/ conversation The fallowing chapter deals with the dilemma of “Access vs preservation / conservation” as well as certain issues the local visitor management in Kazakhstan needs to deal with while embracing the tourism development on the Silk Road. In order to ensure a sustainable tourism development on a long term view, a couple of aspects need to be considered; such as the ability to preserve in the first place before even considering its relationship to accessibility. A balance must exist...

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Stakeholder Management

worthwhile值得做的 in long-term Maintain enthusiasm热心 Case Study: The UNWTO Silk Road Development Plan The Silk Road Programme is an initiative主动的 encouraging input and investment from stakeholders from all sectors The UNWTO Silk Road Programme is a collaborative合作的 initiative designed to enhance提高 sustainable tourism 旅游业development along the historic Silk Road route路线 It aims to maximize the benefits of tourism development for local Silk Road communities团体, while stimulating刺激的 investment and promoting提高 the...

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Romans and Sassanids

conflict is controlling the Silk Road. Which empire controls the commerce on Silk Route, it controls the wealth. In this study I want to work on with Roman - Sassanid trade relations and conflicts in third to sixth sanctuary. Before I start, I want to explain importance of the Silk Road and brief history of Roman – Sassanid conflicts. The Silk Roads are a collection of trade routes that connected China and Europe from 100 BCE to 1500 CE. Over 8,000 kilometers of road extended from Asia to the Mediterranean...

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Trade Routes of the Post-Classical World

trade routes of the Post-Classical world were the Silk Roads and that of the Indian Ocean Basin, which were both vast networks of many ancient routes linking various destinations within their intricate systems of trade and exchange. Each of these trade routes yielded extremely numerous effects and implications for the future that would affect life on earth for many years to come—and these effects are similar for the major trade routes of the Silk Roads and the Indian Ocean Basin with social regards...

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World History Chapter 13 questions

Questions-The silk roads & Byzantium 1 It helped set the stage because long distance trade was happening between east and west Asia already which brought the influence and beginning of silk roads. 2 The fine spices-cloves, nutmeg, mace, and cardamom came from Southeast Asia. Ginger came from China and Southeast Asia, pepper from India, and sesame oil from India, Arabia, and Southeast Asia. Central Asia produced large, strong horses and high-quality jade. The Roman Empire came glassware, jewelry...

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Ways of the World Second Edition Chapter 7 Questions

controlling and taxing trade. Trade posed the problem of if the government or private companies should control it. Trade spread religious ideas, technology, plants and animals and diseases. 2. There were many reasons behind the emergence of the Silk Road. One reason was the exchange of products of the forest and of the semi-arid northern grasslands of inner Eurasia, which were controlled by pastoral peoples, for the agricultural products and manufactured goods of the warmer, well-watered lands of...

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Islam Pictures

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ -The Silk Road • What was it? A trade route linking the Mediterranean with China by way of Mesopotamia, Iran, and Central Asia • Where did it originate and operate? The Seleucid Kings succeeded to the eastern parts of Alexander the Great’s empire. This...

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Chinese Ccot

change and continuity of the use of Silk Road/Indian Ocean basin, the use of currency, and exporting goods stimulated in the global trade patterns and domestic economic affairs. China has prospered from the Silk Road from a long period of time. Once the Silk Road was established, it led to establishments of other intricate network of trade routes. It was a trade route across land masses which connected East, South, and Western Asia. Trades on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development...

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Silk Road Change and Continuity Over Time

The Silk Road began in eastern Asia around 200 B.C.E. From there, it expanded and flourished over the next few centuries until it became outdated and fell to trade by sea. Stretching from China to parts of Western Europe, it was the most important trade route of its time. The economic system, goods traded, technology, religions prominent, and people in power varied over time. However the importance of silk along with other spices, the spread of ideas as well as disease, and the continuous diffusion...

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RD CCOT China Frim 600 1450

was taken over by the Mongols and submitted to their rule; however, the Mongols kept the bureaucratic political system in play throughout their rule in China. Economically, Chinese involvement and production with trade increased majorly, but the Silk Road trade route was used continuously throughout the time period. As the changes and continuities appeared, they citizens of China could direct them back to only one group, the mighty Mongols. After Genghis Khan’s rule ended, his sons broke into separate...

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Diffusion of Christianity and Buddhism during the Classical Period

the prominent Classical Period. Although Christianity and Buddhism both flourished through social interaction over the silk roads, which lead to immense cultural exchange, there were various reasons linked to religious diffusion which were greatly taken advantage of with respect to regional and religious distinctions. Starting in 200 BCE and developing well into 700 CE, the silk roads and sea routes spanned across most of Asia, linking the Roman Empire with China and other prominent civilizations of...

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Varna and Jati

substantial similarities between the origins and the development of the Silk Road and the trans-Saharan trade?             There are similarities and differences between the origin and development of the Silk Road and the trans-Saharan trade.  The Silk Road was a travel route across land that connected China and the Mediterranean region thru the Mesopotamia, Iran, and Central Asia (Bulliet, et. 2011).  The origin of the Silk Road trading may have occurred with random trading of Central Asian travelers...

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Chinese research paper

originated form the Yellow River. The two cultures came together as one to form one big cultural area where they mixed languages and became one. Pre-Historic civilizations along the Silk Road where the Chinese would buy and sell their goods, also a lot of other countries would come and sell and buy from other people. The Silk Road was mainly known for trading. This started from the Hans dynasty 2000 years ago; many of the items that were found were not native to China, which means they could have started...

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The Life of Marco Polo

experienced different cultures and languages, allowing him to become a multi-lingual person. He mastered four languages and gained a thorough understanding of the world beyond Europe, all the while keeping detailed accounts of his many travels (Silk Road Foundation).  Some wonder why Marco receives praise as a pioneer even though he traveled to places that encompassed large areas and contained predominantly civilized people. However, at that time, a small number of people knew about the extant cultures...

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Networks of Communication and Exchange (Chapter 7) 300 Bce-600 Bce

BCE-600 BCE I. The Silk Road A. Origins and Operations -The Chinese General Zhang Jian is credited as “originator of overland trade with the western lands.” He made 18 expeditions across deserts to west; he first went to Fergana river-valley. Helped to introduce new plants trees to China through the trade. - Long-distance trade was made important by China’s demand for western products. Nomadic steppe people didn’t trade very much but controlled areas of the Silk Road and sold pack animal’s...

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HA ggayyy

seasoning and perserving food, from distant mines in the Sahara in exchange for the gld of their region. Trade affected day to day life allowing peasants to give up there jobs for much better paying jobs that produced goods much more valuable on the Silk Road. Trade also shaped the structures of these societies. Traders often became a distinct social group, viewed by suspicion of others because of there impusle to accumalate wealth without actually producing anything themselves. In some societies such...

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CCOT Essay The Silk Roads were created when classical empires were established, and the scope of long distance trade expanded, connecting much of Eurasia. Throughout the Classical and post-Classical periods, the Silk Roads provided a way for not only goods to be introduced to new lands, but also ideas, religions and technology. The Silk Roads changed drastically due to expanding empires, new technology and diseases. Although the effects and empires with which the Silk Road was connected changed...

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Trade Networks Change Over Time Essay

major arteries for the exchange of goods and ideas over long distances. The trade networks of these regions consistently enabled the spread of religious ideas far beyond their original homelands. Networks like the Trans-Saharan, Indian Ocean, and Silk Road systems always brought wealth to foreign products that enabled local producers to specialize in items best suited to their regions. Yet, the risk of long distance trade decreased over this period as societies expanded and technology increased. Furthermore...

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Continuity and Change over Time Essay: Rome from 100 CE to 600 CE & Continuity and Change over Time Essay: India from 300 CE to 600 CE

to 600 CE Things that stayed the same in India from 300 CE to 600 CE were the Gupta rule, the caste system, Hinduism, scientific advances, and trade. Things that changed during this period were the fall in popularity of Buddhism, the decline in Silk Road trade, and the fall of the Gupta. Things that stayed the same in India from 300 CE to 600 CE were the Gupta rule, the social structure, the most popular religion, and the wealth generated by trade. Hinduism will continue to be the popular religion...

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common religions. Under the influence of these factors, silk, jade, dye, horses, and many other goods were traded throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. Not only did these factors increase trade, but it also helped spread ideas and culture across the world. This cultural diffusion led to new languages and literatures. Through a globalized trading network across Asia, Africa, and Europe, new goods and ideas spread across the world. The Silk Road was started by the Han Dynasty who ruled China from 206...

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Analyze the changes and continuities in trading networks between Africa and Eurasia

technologies and political change. The silk roads started during the Han dynasty in China in about 200 CE. The trade routes started at the Han capital Chang’an and then went around the dangerous Taklamakan desert. The trade routes stopped at various oasis towns, and one major city that was bustling with international trade was Kashgar in India. From Kashgar, the silk roads either went to India, Africa, or western Europe. Since other countries did not know how to manufacture silk, emperor Wu was very supportive...

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Comparison of Han China and the Roman Empire & Christianity and Buddhism

class, they were born from another religion, and they were spread by missionaries. Both Christianity and Buddhism were able to spread along the silk roads. Christianity spread from its origin in the Middle East through the Roman Empire, to Eastern Europe, and to parts of Eastern and Southwest Asia. Buddhism originated in India, and spread along the silk roads to Southeast Asia. Buddhism appealed to the lower class and women. It was less dependent on the higher class (Brahmins) and disregarded the caste...

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Case Study on Sogdian in Tang Empire

Silk Road trade: A preliminary study on why Sogdian merchants dominate Chinese merchants in Tang Dynasty Tang Dynasty was long regarded as the Golden age in the history of China. As the largest empire in the period, it enjoys a dominant role in many areas like military and economy. Despite the privilege, Tang merchants were not successful in the trading along silk road, which was dominated by the sogdian, a group of Iranian people living in the Central Asia. Sogdian occupied a key position along...

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Umayyad vs Abbasid Dynasties

can be compared. Abbasid merchants dominated trade in the Indian Ocean and formed a dense network of trade routes in the Mediterranean and the Silk Road which passed through Muslim states between China and Europe. The Umayyad also used the silk roads for overland trade. The roads used for trade were also inherited for military forces to cross. These roads for the Umayyad and Abbasid were said to be very efficient and fast so a lot more money came into the Dynasty. Trading was very respectable and...

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Ban Zhou

during the Han Dynasty. However, Taoism was considered the main religion, seeing as though it was founded during this period. Around the first century "Buddhism became a major religion in China, believed to have been brought by travelers who took the Silk Road from North India." (Totallyhistory.com) A collection of superstitions and philosophies, Confucianism originated from the teachings of the Confucius. He is known as the "crownless king", having spent his lifetime spreading his ideas and philosophies...

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Lecture 4 Sep.20/12 Silk road: -modern term, that refers to interlinking trade routes * Interlinked east, south, western Asia, Mediterranean, and European world, as well as some parts of Africa * Historians believed that silk road helped the development of Chinese, Indians, Persians empires * Just as silk was being traded, so were ideas * Goods trade included: tech, religion, ideas, deisise * Silk road 6,500 km long * Not to mention many...

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Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

It has about 367 million followers and is7% of the worlds population(cia.gov). Buddhism spread along land routes of the Silk Road, it underwent profound change. There were great overland trade routes in those days and in later centuries too, that joined China even to the Mediterranean. Along these routes Buddhism spread to northwest India and beyond, along the east-west Silk Route. Hinnduisms origin is much more shrouded though, in terms of its religious development there are now two basic theories...

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Technological Advances for the Han and Roman Empires

of the stirrup was from northern Afghanistan but the idea soon spread to other parts of Eurasia. Soon people were learned that riding on a camel made the overland trade easier and more materials were able to b e moved at the same time. Once the Silk Road connecting China and the rest of Asia together was constructed and thriving, a quicker means of trading was thought about: ships, like the Chinese “Junk” ships. From the time when Document two was accurate to the time when Document four showed the...

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The Earth and It's Peoples Chapter 8 Outline: Networks of Communication and Exchange (300bce-1100ce)

CH 8: Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.—1100C.E. I. The Silk Road * Silk Road—the trade route linking the lands of the Mediterranean with China by way of Mesopotamia, Iran, and C. Asia. A. Origins of Operations * Parthians—named after homeland east of caspian sea—took over Iran and then Mesopotamia. They were a major force by 247 B.C.E. And had few written resources. There were several wars between the Parthians and the Seleucids, and later the Parthians and...

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Trade in Western Civilization

were many important trade routes which were located on land and in the sea. The Tin Road/Silk Route was very important to eastern civilization. This route which was full of mountains went through countries from Afghanistan to current day Iraq. This 7,000 mile Silk Road transported cargos of tin, which was a vital ingredient to making bronze. Another important trade route was the Assyrian Trade Road. This connected Anatolia to Mesopotamia. This had creation from Assyrian merchants...

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AP World History DBQ: Mongols

stop. Communication over a vast distance is a difficult feat to accomplish, but it is necessary to maintain a functioning empire. The Romans and their empire used roads built by slaves to get from one end to the other, but the principle was the same. This ability to effectively regulate a large territory lead to the revival of the silk road trading network that had moved to the Indian Ocean basin. The Mongols provided security across Asia, making trade and the spread of culture easier than ever. Because...

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AP World History - Unit 2 review

to maintain the order and the authority of the emperor The development of qanat, underground canals, to support the economic foundation of the empires, agriculture Sophisticated policies promoting long-distance trade such as standardized coinage, road building, a courier service, accessible marketplaces, and banks and investment companies The emergence and elaboration of Zoroastrianism, a popular and influential religion whose teachings demanded high moral and ethical standards Ch 8 The Unification...

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Ancient Chinese Contributions

pieces of many other cultures. One culture in particular that has had an effect on many Americans is the Chinese culture. China's long history has seen some extremely important inventions emerge, most noticeably gunpowder, paper making, compass, and silk. Few substances in history have had as profound an effect on human history as gunpowder... and its discovery was an accident! Ancient alchemists in China spent centuries trying to discover an elixir of life that would render the...

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Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization It was known to be the oldest civilization, which formed dynasties all through. This irreplaceable nation had the most important source, silk, that we still use in everyday life. One of the smartest, and detailed regions, known of today. To modern day period, one of Americas biggest commerce, and trade countries of all tools. Though devastated through the industrial revolution, a period of time between the 18th and 19th century. Which made changes in their old way of...

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Han economy

urbanization, unprecedented growth of industry and trade, and government experimentation with nationalization. In this era, the levels of minting and circulation of coin currency grew significantly, forming the foundation of a stable monetary system. The Silk Road facilitated the establishment of trade and tributary exchanges with foreign countries across Eurasia, many of which were previously unknown to the people of ancient China. The imperial capitals of both Western Han (Chang'an) and Eastern Han (Luoyang)...

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Tang Song Dynasty

time. Tang Culture The Tang dynasty is known as the "golden age" of Chinese culture. The capital of the Tang Dynasty, Chang-an, became incredibly wealthy and supported the flowering of Chinese culture. Due to the popularity of the Silk Road trade routes, Chang-an became a meeting place of many different cultures and religions: Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Islam all influenced Tang culture. Syrians, Jews, Arabs, Persians, Koreans, Tibetans, and Japanese all lived side...

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Civilization and Complex Institutions

improves advanced technology and culture. For example the Silk Road was a major trade route. The religious and artistic changes our culture has accustomed today came from the Silk Road. It also changed social acceptance and amplifies social interaction with other cultures. These different cultures whose beliefs and cultures help open new and different cultures from one's own culture, and unlocked wealth and opportunities. The Silk Road was essential to day by day life in route-side settlements...

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Thematic Essay for Global History

this system of testing to ensure that the government ruling the empire would be wise and so they would rule with Confucian values and instill them into daily life. Another important achievement of the Han Dynasty was the establishment of the Silk Road. This was a four thousand mile trade route that connected China with lands in the west. Each of these achievements of the Han Dynasty had a lasting effect on the development of Chinese civilization and helped it prosper. As a result of...

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