The Silk Road, Persia and Central Asia (Spring term) (HIS 30)

  • Day and time: Tuesday 12:30 - 13:30
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (8 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 30
  • Start date: 26 January 2021
  • Description:

    The Silk Road was a network of trade and cultural transmission routes through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China, India and Persia to the Mediterranean Sea. Silk was the major trade item from China, many other goods were traded, and various technologies, as well as diseases, also travelled along the trade routes. The Silk Road also served as a very important means of disseminating religious and cultural ideas along its network. Trade and travel depended on political stability in Central Asia which was provided at various times by the Persian, Chinese and Mongol empires.

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: Janet Pope
  • I have been fascinated by this area for many years, I want to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with other people.


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