The Silk Road began in the 2nd century BCE with the diplomatic missions of Zhang Qian sent by the Han Emperor. The Silk Road was largely fragmented, commodities carried by merchants of many countries on the Silk Road from present day China to present day Turkey. The interaction of these different cultures created a cultural diffusion that can be seen in the resulting names, tools, jewelry, luxuries and house wares that these different societies adopted.
The Silk Road was a complex network of trading routes that spanned from eastern Europe to China, that allowed many goods to travel from city to city. During the Silk Road’s main prominence from around 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E., many changes took place - including ones that have drastically altered societies with change in both social hierarchies and major religions. However, even with the plethora of cultural changes that took place, a few aspects of the societies of the time stayed consistent, most noticeably the desire for luxury goods by the upper class.
The Colombian Exchange and Silk Road were very similar, but at the same time they are very different. They both were a global system of exchange. The Silk Road was around from 3000 B.C. to the 15th century, and the Colombian Exchange was around from 1492 to 1789. Also, the Colombian Exchange was a land and sea trade route, but the Silk Road was land and sea. During the Colombian Exchange, they would use boats to travel. But during the Silk Road, they would use caravans, camels, horses, and boats. In the Colombian exchange they usually traded people, plants, animals, and diseases. In the Silk Road they mainly traded silk, plants, and animals. There were many important people during these times such as Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus,
You could walk down the silk road with a gold plate dangling from your camel and not have to worry about thieves at all in the slightest bit. The mongol empire lasted from 1260 - 1368 a.d. starting with Genghis Khan and ending with kublai Khan. After they conquered China they had a lasting impact.Though it only lasted a short while the mongol empire had a positive impact especially with its Silk Road.
Why did the Silk Road encourage the trade?The Silk Road trade had good ideas and culture past between the eastern and the western civilizations.First of all, the goods and ideas spread throughout the Silk Road. For example, in the Document A shows from all over the countries like China, Central Asia, Africa, India, and Europe trade items on the Silk Road. This explain the way of the Silk Road connect the countries to trade with each other. When walking through the Silk Road to country to country, there is a lot of trade around the civilizations selling silk, ores, seeds, and other items. Secondly, when they are going through the Silk Road there are different culture throughout the country.In the Document D, it shows that Marakanda culture
The ancient civilization of China gave us the paper we use today and spread many ideas throughout Asia. Although the Egyptians first invented the papyrus paper, it was the Chinese who first made paper out of trees, the paper we use today. They found this paper to be much easier to make. However, China did not make most of their income off of the new paper product; China obtained their wealth by selling silk. China is the only place where silkworms can be found naturally. China traded their scarce product all throughout Asia via a route known as the Silk Road. This route was widely used by many other people as well; this led to cultural diffusion, the spread of ideas among different people. Document six states, “Cultural diffusion led to advances in many societies throughout the world.” China traded their new inventions throughout Asia and gained wealth but, China gave the people across Asia something in return, a chance to learn, grow, and prosper.
During the time period of 600 CE to 1450 CE, people on the Indian Ocean sea lanes and on the Eurasian Silk Roads traded luxury items and used their new technology to help trade prosper. Although they were both trade routes, the Indian Ocean sea lanes traded overseas and the Eurasian Silk Roads were land routes. Indian Ocean sea lanes connect Southeast Asia, India, Arabia, and East Africa. The Eurasian Silk Roads connected East and West China to the Mediterranean.
paragraph ***) In addition, the Silk Roads led to a complex exchange between societies. Alexander the Great expanded east and helped to lay the foundations of trans-Asian trade. In addition, during the fifth century B.C., the vast area known as the Persian Empire improved travel through western Asia. Zhang Qian, the Chinese leader, saw the positive effects of westward trade. One specific example of this is the trade of the Ferghana horse, which he believed would be a great asset to his military when traded for highly coveted silk fabrics. (Source: Perez). This tangle of trade routes and connections between these empires and people is what began the evolution of cultural diffusion into something that we still experience today. It is an ongoing exchange across countries, lands and
The Silk Roads played an important role in connecting Afro-Eurasia, both culturally and economically. The term “Silk Roads” was first used by Baron Ferdinand von Richtofen, a German geographer from the 19th century. He created the phrase to describe the routes between India, China, and the Mediterranean, which were used to transport items such as silk, livestock, glass, and precious metals. Historians have speculated that the roads might have been used as early as 2000 B.C.E. In the last century B.C.E., the Silk Roads experienced a golden age. Agrarian and pastoral communities surrounded many regions of the roads, which resulted in faster, safer travel for traders. Eventually the Silk Roads usage declined, as pastoral communities diminished and merchants began finding other routes.
The Silk Road and the Mediterranean Sea Trade Complex were both major trade routes during the classical time period. The Silk Road was located between the Mediterranean Sea and East Asia. The Mediterranean Sea Trade Complex was within and around the Mediterranean Sea. The Silk Roads and the Mediterranean Sea Trade Complex had both similarities and differences, but the Silk Road was much more impactful in history. The Silk Road was more expansive, had a lot more cultural diffusion, and caused many deaths
Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo are both known for being the world’s greatest long distance travelers, however, because of their different backgrounds it had influenced the way in which each traveler wrote about their experiences in China. This contrast is dominantly believed to have been influenced by their different religious backgrounds, and how each had viewed the world. This was ultimately is influenced by ones cultural and religious background. In this essay I will examine the different experiences that both Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo had experienced during their visits in China.
The Classical Civilizations, created a foundation of cultures, religions, government values, architecture, and additional contributions. The civilizations consisted of Greece, Rome, China, and India, which contributed many aspects of the world today. Without these civilizations, our current ways of life would be much different than they are. One main benefit from them was trading. Each civilization influenced each other in their ways and growth of trade. Trade in the classical civilization was a significant impact that shaped so much of the coming world.
The Tang Dynasty is commonly referred to as the golden age of Ancient China. They had a strong and stable government that supported trade and created equality. Tang China also possessed immense wealth and a strong military, as well as inventing various technological advancements. Trade greatly boosted the Tang Dynasty 's prosperity and it was the leading source of China 's immense wealth during its golden age.