The Silk Road in World History

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The Silk Road was the contemporary name for a complex of ancient trade routes linking East Asia with Central Asia, South Asia, and the Mediterranean world. This network of exchange emerged along the borders between agricultural China and the steppe nomads during the Han Dynasty (206BCE-220CE), in consequence of the inter-dependence and the conflicts of these two distinctive societies. In their quest for horses, fragrances, spices, gems, glassware, and other exotics from the lands to their west, the Han Empire extended its ...

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The Silk Road in World History
2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195338102

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2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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