It seems like years since I last saw my family in China. It was hard to leave them, but I knew I had to leave and try and support them through trade. In the beginning, my travels were very harsh. Before our first trading post, we came close to completely running out of supplies. Fortunately, we made good friends with fellow traders from a northern Chinese village. They shared some of their rations with my group and decided to travel with us. While I myself was nervous about traveling with more strangers, my fears were soon dissolved. Somehow after a few days of travel, I felt more at peace. Then I had my whole trip. The safety in numbers has made me sleep better at night, which is very important for how much travel we must complete in a day. One of my biggest fears on this journey is that our caravans will be attacked and raided. Inside we carry precious jewels, like jade, as well as valuable metals. We have many things to trade, and taking them all with us, has
Indian Ocean Trade: The Indian Ocean trade routes ran through Southeast Asia, India, Arabia, and East Africa. During the classical era it involved the Mauryan Empire, the Han Dynasty, and the Achaemenid Empire. Coastal areas used dhows, a type of boat, to maneuver the seasonal monsoon winds, and after the domestication of camels trade goods such as silk, porcelain, spices, slaves, incense and ivory became popular. The Indian Ocean trade routes also influenced the spread of religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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,
According to the chart in Japan 1892 “Average daily wage of a female silk factory worker is only 13 Sen.” (Doc C) female workers get pay only 13 sen a day. this amount of paid was not enough for living because at that time a pair of ladies indoor sandals already cost 7 Sen. It is just not right to pay the worker with little money especially when the workers spend all their day in the horrible factory conditions. A survey of the Japanese Silk Worker “70% said the pay was good and 0% said it was poor, overall experience 90% said it was positive.” (Doc F) . Almost everyone said the pay was decent and none of the workers were complaining about the wages. This document is not reliable because based off all the evidence was given, low wages and harsh
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
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.
The Yellow and Yangzi river valley people of China during Shang times were prosperous civilizations in their time. In addition, so were the Egyptians and Nubians on the Nile River. Both groups of peoples had their own traditions and ways of living, based on environment and where they migrated from. While these civilizations are quite different, they have more in common than some would realize. While they differ in religious views and political organization, the Chinese and Egyptians have similar agricultural practices and writing systems.
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.
New England was fed up with the Church of England and the Puritans wanted to recreate their own religion which they thought was more what God had believed was the intended belief. They both decided that neither of them like the way England was set up and said that England was no good for their beliefs. They planned to leave England and go to the new world to set up a life where their children had the chance to be raised in a perfect society with no corruption. Concentrated on town life and industries, they made a living off of fishing, whaling and shipbuilding. Whale oil was key because it made their lamps. Farming was useful for crops like wheat but corn, pumpkin and beans were planted because they were able to grow in the poor soil they had.
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
The Silk Road, also known as the Silk Route, was a combination of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe. It consisted of both land and sea. The Silk Road was considered to have an ancestor called the overland steppe route. “The Silk Road concept refers to both the terrestrial and the maritime routes connecting Asia with Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe. This terms comes from the similar trade routes taken by traders from Arabia, India, China, Tanzania in the south, Asia Minor, and Southern Europe.” (“Silk Road” ).