Silk: Trade & Exchange along the Silk Roads between Rome and by Berit Hildebrandt

By Berit Hildebrandt

"Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a colourful sequence of alternate relationships existed among the Mediterranean areas and China, together with the Indian subcontinents alongside well-defined routes we name the Silk Roads. one of many items that came upon their method from East to West and vice versa have been glass, wine, spices, metals like iron, useful stones in addition to fabric uncooked fabrics and materials and silk, a luxurious merchandise that used to be in nice call for within the Roman Empire.

These accumulated papers attach study from diversified parts and disciplines facing trade alongside the Silk Roads. those historic, philological and archaeological contributions spotlight silk as a commodity, reward and tribute, and as a standing image in various cultural and chronological contexts among East and West, together with technological points of silk creation. the most interval matters Rome and China in antiquity, finishing within the past due 5th century CE, with the Roman Empire being remodeled into the Byzantine Empire, whereas the chinese language chronology covers the Han dynasty, the 3 Kingdoms, the Western and japanese Jin and 16 Kingdoms, finishing in 420 CE. moreover, either prior and later epochs also are thought of which will assemble an realizing of advancements and alterations in long-distance and longer-term family members that concerned silk."

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