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Continuity and change in the Silk Road

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Tyler Bakker

on 16 April 2015

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Transcript of Continuity and change in the Silk Road

The trade of spices from asia to Europe stayed constant, While materials bartered slowly changed.
Continuity and change in the Silk Road
poltical changes
Buddhism became an influential religion in china brought from india on the silk road
Gender roles and Economic classes.
Despite these changes the aspects of society remained the same with the silk road. Upper class citizens have distinguished themselves based on the items they have. Merchants were thought of as lower because of their income. but with the silk road merchants were needed for transportation and trade of the goods making the merchants necessary to society.
Overtime the silk road developed to become a ustling route for trade and cultural exchanges. The silk route became an intercontinental route that allowed merchants from different countries to exchange goods. From 200 B.C.E to 1450 C.E there were some drastic changes in the silk road but there were also some aspects that stayed the same.
despite changes in materials the purpose of the silk road remained intact for this time period
Europe's economic status remained fueled by asian trades during this time period
The political boundaries and the national identities of encompassing countries were also altered.
Because of the numerous political changes that have taken place during the expanse of this time the route traveled by the silk road merchants was formed at the collapse of the Roman Empire
both Christianity and Buddhism underwent major changes in 1450 C.E, Christianity used more silk covers and wall hangings Christians also incorporated Roman and Greek philosphies in their teachings
gender roles have changed in this time period. women were needed for the production of silk and other luxury items and therefore was seen as nescessary in society. The silk road gave merchants and women a higher standing than in previous societies.
AP WorldHistory theme
Theme 2- The continuity and change within the major religions buddhism and Christianity. Chrisitans use silk covers and wall hangings Buddhism has spreaded and greatly influenced China

Theme 3- The fall of the Roman empire which led to the formation of new silk road routes and also the political alterations that affected countries using the silk road.
Theme 4- The trading of goods between asia and Europe the silk road being used for trading spices. Materials bein traded on the silk road slowly change within the time frame of 200 B.C.E - 1450 C.E
Theme 5- women have a role in the production of silk before t silk road women werent considered necessary to society. Merchants were also considered an unecesary part of society because of their income now because of the silk road they are needed for transportation and trading goods
In conclusion the silk road changed many aspects of society such as major religions and social hierarchies. but it also kept some aspects the same such as the desire for luxury items. This form of trade let to globilization and technological advances.
Historical Thinking skills
Based on the events that has taken place in 200 B.C.E- 1450 C.E this presentation is based upon chronological reasoning. During the time period aforementionedsome traditions of the silk road changed and some stayed the same due to new influences. The silk road was one of the important aspects of technological advancement throughout history.
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