CCOT Essay: Changes and continuities in patterns of interaction along the Silk Roads from 200 B.C.E. - Ernesto Rodriguez Mr.Stormoen AP World History

CCOT Essay: Changes and continuities in patterns of interaction along the Silk Roads from 200 B.C.E.

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Ernesto Rodriguez Mr.Stormoen AP World History, 3rd hour 11/11/14 CCOT Essay: Changes and continuities in patterns of interaction along the Silk Roads from 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E. During the time period between 200 and 1450 C.E., in patterns of interaction along the Silk Roads, there were many changes, such as the end of China's monopoly on silk production and trade, and certain technological innovations, but there were many continuities as well, such as: the continued trade of goods along the Silk Roads and certain goods continued to be traded more than others, and the continued influence of religion using the Silk Roads for its diffusion. One change in the patterns of interaction along the Silk Roads between 200 and 1450 C.E. was the end of China's monopoly on silk production and trade. China had long held the secret to silk production and became very wealthy by keeping this secret hidden. The lives of families in China became centered around silk production and trade. Men were largely involved in the trade of silk along the Silk Roads, while women were in charge of the production of silk at their homes. The secret to the production of silk came from silk worms. The women tended the

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