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Unformatted text preview: The silk road- The Silk Road is an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, as well as North and Northeast Africa and Europe. The Silk Routes were important paths for cultural, commercial and technological exchange between traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers from Ancient China, Ancient India, Ancient Tibet, Persia and Mediterranean countries It gets its name from the Chinese silk trade, which began during the Han Dynasty. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the great civilizations of China, India, Egypt, Persia, Arabia, and Rome, and in several respects helped lay the foundations for the modern world. Mercantilism that holds that the prosperity of a nation is dependent upon its supply of capital and that the global volume of international trade is "unchangeable". Economic assets (or capital) are represented by bullion (gold, silver, and trade value) held by the state, which is best increased...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course HIST 15 taught by Professor Patch during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.
- Spring '08
- The Silk Road