Significant events and eras in the history of the silk road trade learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. The silk road may be better known for its travel in the middle ages, but it was also an important trade route in antiquity. The silk road is as iconic in world history as the colossus of rhodes or the suez canal but what was it, exactly it conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from china to rome. History ancient china the silk road was a trade route that went from china to eastern europe it went along the northern borders of china, india, and persia and ended up in eastern europe near today's turkey and the mediterranean sea.
Central asia - a short history of the silk road world trade ann saccomano jan 2002 two thousand years ago the two halves of the world met each other. In the 1500s sailing became popular for trade and the silk road fell away into history the silk road got its name when a interesting silk road facts: the silk. Because silk was the major trade product which traveled on this road, it was named the silk road in 1877 by ferdinand von richthofen – a well-known german geographer this ancient route not only circulated goods, but also exchanged the splendid cultures of china, india, persia, arabia, greek and rome.
History following the silk road to the end of china stanley stewart travels across the wilds of central asia one of the great way stations on the silk road. The silk road has a history of more than 2000years, and its charm is eternal today, historical sites, cultural relics, magnificent sights and colorful folklore along the silk road still attract numerous tourists from around the world.
1st century silk road route map photo by: wikipedia creative commons the silk road history is a fascinating story that is full of adventures, of military conquests, lonely explorers, pilgrims and great thinkers alike, and the humble everyday tradesmen who risked their lives, or limbs, just for profit as they journeyed in great caravans across. 1 the maritime silk road: history of an idea nsc working paper no 23 the maritime silk road: history of an idea kwa chong guan abstract the idea of a trace route focused on silk connecting han china and rome was first proposed by. The goods along the silk road moved from east to west the main item was chinese silk.
The term 'silk road' in a narrow sense refers to an ancient overland trade route formed in the western han dynasty (202 bc – 9 ad) this route stretched 4,350 miles from chang'an (today's xian) to western china, central asia, and even to europe, enabling these regions to have better communications in diplomacy, business and culture. Books shelved as silk-road: empires of the silk road: a history of central eurasia from the bronze age to the present by christopher i beckwith, shadow.
Silk the silk routes (or the silk road) are a network of ancient overland trade routes that extended across the asian continent and connected china to the mediterranean sea. The silk road is the modern name for the trade route between the mediterranean sea and china the first users of the road must have lived in the first half of the first millennium bce its most famous traveler lived more than twelve hundred years later: marco polo of venice (1254-1324). Silk road chronology one of the most disastrous in roman history silk is woven into cloth across asia, but using chinese thread. Throughout history 'silk road' is in fact a relatively recent term the monks replied that certain worms were manufacturers of silk.
Camels plodding across the desert, and a sense of timelessness evoked by kitaro's theme music nhk devoted 17 years to the planning, shooting and production of the silk road, which unearthed trade routes linking long-lost civilizations of east and west. The ancient silk road winds into the shah foladi valley near bamiyan in afghanistan photograph: alamy fifty years ago, in that far-off time before the world wide web spun itself around our lives, it was easier to write a history of the world from a european perspective without too much. The silk road history the silk road was not actually a single paved road it is a historical sea & land network of interlinking ancient trade routes across the afro-eurasian landmass that connected east, south, and western asia with the mediterranean and european world, even parts of north and east africa. The silk road was a trade network that stretched thousands of miles between europe and china in this lesson, we'll talk about this network, how.Download