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The Silk Road

The Silk Road

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  • 1. The Silk Road
    • The Han dynasty opened trade with other ancient cultures
    • The main players of trade were the Han dynasty and Rome
    • The Han dynasty spanned 400 years (206 B.C to 220 A.D.)
    • This was the same period the Roman Empire was in its prime.
  • 2. Not “A” Road
    • The Silk Road was not a single road between Rome and China
    • It was a network of roads that led from one trade center to another
    • Previous dynasties had been leery of outsiders—mainly because of constant attacks by Mongol tribes over the years
  • 3. The Dangers of Trade
    • The climate and terrain were a hardship
      • Cold
      • Hot
      • Brutal winds
    • Dangers
      • bandits/pirates
      • snakes
  • 4. What Was the Attraction for China
    • Zang Qian (father of the Silk Road) originally sought an alliance with people in the West to fight the Huns
    • He discovered new commodities that would help the Chinese
      • Bigger, stronger, faster horses (Arabians)
      • New produce (e.g. grapes)
      • Glassware from blown glass
      • Gold, silver, precious gems
  • 5. What Was the Attraction for the West
    • It depended on where one lived, but Rome was the biggest consumer
    • Rome had long known about silk; only the rich could afford a small patch, which they wore on their toga
      • Also wanted spices and ivory
      • Fine dishware (China)
      • Valued asbestos for fireproof cloth
      • But most of all, SILK
  • 6. Worth the Risk?
    • Camels and yaks made the “Road” possible.
      • Camels went East and Yaks traveled West
    • East and West got what they desired
    • Culture also traded
      • Fruits, vegetables, noodles, crossbow, gunpowder (early gun)
  • 7. Assignment
    • http://mrwoodside.com/btthing.aspx