APWH Notes Ch. 7 - - On behalf of emperor Wu, Zhang Jian...

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Notes Chapter: 7 Shreya Maddireddy P Politics I Intellectual R Religion A Art and Architecture T Technology E Economics S Society Culture: The Sassanid Empire (224-600 CE) Iran General Notes The Silk Road – 25000 mi – from Sumarkand and Bhukara (Sogdiana) to Chang’an. Connected China to the Middle East. Exchange of agricultural goods, manufactured products, ideas, mucisians, dancing girls, camel pullers, merchants, monks, and pilgrims. Most travelers and traders woned much of the land – they were socially isolated b/c of fear of trade routes leaking. Heavy use began around 100 BCE. It was commonly used by romans as well. - Parthians (e. of Caspian Sea) became a major force in 247 BCE. Few written sources. Wars w/ greek/romans.
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Unformatted text preview: - On behalf of emperor Wu, Zhang Jian explored inner Asia (Han Dynasty) ->Ferghana (fetile). He met horse breeders and introduced tree and plant species (alfalfa and wine grapes) to China. The Chinese adopted pistachios, walnuts, pomegranates, sesame, coriander, spinach, etc. In exchange china gave peaches, apricots, cinnamon, ginger, and other spices. He was the man who was the originator of the trade system. Ferghana =many nomadic people (herders).- The Parthian state were selling Chinese silk to the Greeks. Caravans brought goods....
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