Exploration by Land

Exploration by Land

by Paul Strathern


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887802348
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Series: The Silk and Spice Routes Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Map of the Silk and Spice Routes4
1What is the Silk Route?6
A Bridge between East and West6
To the Roof of the World8
The Route to Europe10
The Many Roads of the Silk Route12
2The Opening of the Silk Route14
Zhang Qian's Expedition14
The Golden Age of the Han Dynasty16
Silk and the Roman Empire18
The Middle Empires20
3Controlling the Silk Route22
Collapse of the Old Empires22
Sasanians and Sogdians24
4The Paths of New Beliefs26
The Spread of Religions26
The Pilgrim Explorers28
The Tang Dynasty30
The Rise of Islam32
5The Silk Route of the Mongols34
The Coming of Ghengis Khan34
The Pope's Emissary to the East36
Marco Polo's Journey38
6The End of the Silk Route40
The Decline of Overland Trade40
Rediscovery of the Silk Route42
The Silk Route Today44
A Silk Route Time Chart46

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