The silk road connected china, japan, persia (also known as iran), india, arabia (called saudi arabia today) and europe the silk road began as an overland route to the west, but as nautical prowess increased, it became a route that covered land and sea. The silk road was a trade route that went from china to eastern europe it went along the northern borders of china, india, and persia and ended up in eastern europe near today's turkey and the mediterranean sea. The silk road is the world's longest and most historically important overland trade route trade began thousands of years ago because the tradesmen found that ferrying products was profitable, and silk was one of the main trade items. This mini exhibit uses the oriental institute’s collections to highlight trade connections over land and sea between china and the middle east, primarily the silk road trade route and indian ocean maritime trade. From nairobi, the maritime silk road goes north around the horn of africa and moves through the red sea into the mediterranean, with a stop in athens before meeting the land-based silk road in venice.
Known as one belt, one road, china’s plan to build veins of trade over land and sea into europe and asia — announced in 2013 — may be the most significant global economic initiative in the. The silk road and arab sea routes: a detailed map and description of the arab sea routes connecting to the silk road the silk road was the longest endured trade route in human history, with a time span of nearly 1,500 years. The spice routes, also known as maritime silk roads, is the name given to the network of sea routes that link the east with the west they stretch from the west coast of japan, through the islands of indonesia, around india to the lands of the middle east - and from there, across the mediterranean to europe.
Sea roads exchange across indian ocean, cheaper than silk roads, boats could carry more than camels, spread of indian culture marco polo italian who went on a journey across eurasia and china sand roads trade across the sahara and mediterranean world, used camels, ivory slaves gold horses cloth and salt. Silk, tea and spices weren't the only things that travelers carried on china's legendary silk road: ancient poop shows that infectious diseases were also transported along this network of trade. Silk road 8th century sogdian silk once traveled by camels and merchants carrying silk, porcelain and spices, the 2000-year-old silk road was an important corridor for trade and cultural exchanges between asia and europethe name silk road conjures up images of caravans trudging through some of the world's highest mountains and most god forsaken deserts.
This paper will mainly from two lines to analyze the trade routes of the international trades on the silk road: overland and sea the trades on the silk road began from china, the commercial centers in the old time. The silk road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the east and westit was central to cultural interaction between the regions for many centuries the silk road refers to both the terrestrial and the maritime routes connecting east asia and southeast asia with east africa, west asia and southern europe the silk road derives its name from the lucrative trade in silk carried. While trade was its raison d’être – chinese silk, of course, but also salt, sugar, spices, ivory, jade, fur and other luxury goods – the road forged deep social, cultural and religious.
The closure of the silk road initiated the age of discovery (1453-1660 ce) which would be defined by european explorers taking to the sea and charting new water routes to replace over-land trade. Shannon harris castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile silk road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread. Indeed, a trade treaty between venice and the mongol empire was established in 1221, illustrating their ambitions to extend their trading capacities across central asia both luxury goods and daily necessities were exchanged in the markets of venice, from salt and grain to porcelain and pearl.
The maritime silk road was a vast network encompassing several of bodies of water, particularly the indian ocean, the south china sea, the persian gulf and the arabian sea it allowed travellers to bypass the sometimes dangerous land routes, providing another important outlet for trade. The legacy of the silk road modern-day diplomats in asia and beyond envision reviving the silk road, an ancient network of routes crisscrossing the continent for trade and security but valerie hansen, author and professor of history at yale university points, out that trade was not the primary purpose of the network. The maritime silk road was a conduit for trade and cultural exchange between china's south-eastern coastal areas and foreign countries there were two major routes: the east china sea silk route and the south china sea silk route. Trade on the silk road was a significant factor in the development of the great civilizations of china, india, egypt, persia, arabia and rome, and in several respects helped lay the foundations for the modern world.
The silk road and sea trade: the two drivers to a worldwide expansion of cross-cultural connections before there were trains, planes, or automobiles, people had much more elementary ways of traveling long distances to interact with other cultures. The silk road and arab sea routes the silk road was the most enduring trade route in human history, being used for about 1,500 yearsits name is taken from the prized chinese textile that flowed from asia to the middle east and europe, although many other commodities were traded along the route. Author: péter klemensits one of the major elements of the one belt, one road initiative launched by china in 2013 is the concept of the 21 st century maritime silk road the aim of this mega project is to revolutionize deep-sea trade from southeast asia through africa to europe, and to put the participating countries on the track of economic development with the help of the infrastructural.