Trade between and among the classical civilizations. About Silk Roads. -A network of roads, generally going East and West -Ancient Trade routes across Asia -Link China w/ the west . When. What. -Great trade routes -Introduce plants -Arts and Music -Religions. -200BCE to 400CE
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-A network of roads, generally going East and West
-Ancient Trade routes across Asia
-Link China w/ the west
-Great trade routes
-Arts and Music
-200BCE to 400CE
-The beginning of cross-culture
-Han & Rome
-Originated at Sian, China
-Land Lanes and Sea Lanes linked Asia and Europe
Traded with countries regions and countries such as Asia, Persia, Roman Empire and etc.
Traded using both the land routes and sea routes
Trade done by merchants, Malay, and Indian mariners
Spices, pepper, cosmetics, pearls, gems, slaves
Horses, jade, silk
Who?Traders of various Asian nationalities & merchants+travelers
-The Roman emperors, wealthy citizens:
Wants?Newest, luxurious textile(spices, perfumes, silk)
-b/c big expansion-> bigger demand for new goods
How?traveled the silk routes to caravan cities near the
Mediterranean(link the ends of the Eurasian landmass)
Q2. Who did they trade with? goods, wool
China traded with Roman empire, central Asia, Iran, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa through the silk routes.
Q3. What did they want from other places?
China wanted large, strong horses, plants, grapes, pomegranates, walnuts, cucumbers, sesame, alfafa
Q4. Who did the trading?
Individual traders such as merchants and Zhang Qian and embassador named Gang Ying traded with
Q5. How was trade conducted?
China traded through the Silk Road and by Indian Sea.
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Q1. What did the people in China trade along the Silk Routes?
They traded High quality silk, ginger, cinnamon, spices, Ivory, Precious stones, Ceramics, Incense, Paper, Spices, Horses and other animals, Hides, Furs, Tapestries and rugs
China Trades on Silk Roadtaehoryu
What s a “nomad”? goods, wool
Roles of Nomads
LINKS OF SILK ROAD TRADE
-Group of people who move back and forth between the same forest and grazing areas
-Low human population density
specialization: hunters-and-gatherers , pastoral nomads and peripatetic nomads
-Political feature: loose governmental structure; tribal life
-People who reside in one place permanently
-Comparatively high human population density
-Economic specialization: agriculture
-Political feature: existence of more official and formal institution
Facilitated commercial trade
Medium of transferring ideas
Religions along the Silk Road goods, wool
WHAP - Kim Suyoung
Major cities/ ports before 1000 C.E.
- Cantan, Tamralipura, quilon, Calicut, Cambay.
After 1000 C.E
-Gwuang Zhou and Hang Zhou replaced.
What was traded along these routes? canals enlarge areas suitable for cultivation