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Middle East and South Asia: How separate are they?. They are regions of Asia …. Caucasus Iraq West Cent Asia Iran Tarim Basin Altai Moutains Gobi Desert Mongolia-Amur North China Hindu Kush Indus Basin Ganga Basin Burma to Vietnam.

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Middle east and south asia how separate are they

Middle East and South Asia: How separate are they?


They are regions of asia

They are regions of Asia …

CaucasusIraqWest Cent AsiaIranTarim BasinAltai MoutainsGobi DesertMongolia-AmurNorth ChinaHindu KushIndus BasinGanga BasinBurma to Vietnam


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

… and more broadly, of Afro-Eurasia (the world region that Marshall Hodgson considers the vast historic homeland of what he calls “Islamicate cultures”).


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

Early urban civilization sites at Harappa (Indus Valley, now in Pakistan) were connected by trade and migration to Mesopotamia and Mediterranean Basin


Indo european languages spread with ancient migrations across western and southern asia

Indo-European languages spread with ancient migrations across western and southern Asia


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

Many routes of mobility well documented and influential across Afro-Eurasia by 1500 were alive and well 2000 years earlier …


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

Routes interconnected regions of Afro-Eurasia by land and sea. They carried all the elements of culture in various directions.

Ancient silk roadand Marco Polo’s route


Spread of buddhism 300bce 300ad

<==Spread of Buddhism: 300BCE-300AD

Spread of Black Plague, circa 1300


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

Alexander the Great followed trade routes to India, fought and lost battles in the Hindu Kush, and died in retreat in Iran


He lost to mauryan armies dispatched from the eastern imperial heartland of the ganga river basin

He lost to Mauryan armies dispatched from the eastern imperial heartland of the Ganga River basin.


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

India’s first empire marched west in the 4th century BC … as Alexander marched west … The Mauryan Empire rose on the eastern Ganga edge of routes extending across Iran to the Mediterranean … marked by competitors for territorial control over routes of mobility.


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

The stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest of the surviving monuments from the Buddhist period.


But the homeland of buddhism was always on the move in various directions

… but the homeland of Buddhism was always on the move … in various directions


Empire in south asia was always a moveable feast

Empire in South Asia was always a moveable feast,

moving along routes of trade and cultural exchange …


Middle east and south asia how separate are they

… and compelled substantially by nomadic warrior-herder-merchants who migrated to conquer settled sites of intensive agricultural development – dependent on river water supplies – along routes of trade and cultural mobility in one vast differentiated region of Afro-Eurasia … always connected to the Middle East.


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