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By James A. Millward

The word "silk road" inspires vibrant scenes of retailers major camel caravans throughout big stretches to exchange unique items in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to unfold their religion throughout Asia. the truth at the back of those pictures, this Very brief creation illuminates the ancient heritage opposed to which the silk street flourished, laying off mild at the value of old-world cultural trade to Eurasian and global background.

On the only hand, historian James A. Millward treats the silk highway extensively, to face in for the cross-cultural conversation among peoples around the Eurasian continent considering that at the least the Neolithic period. at the different, he highlights particular examples of products and ideas exchanged among the Mediterranean, Persia, India, and China, besides the importance of those exchanges. whereas together with silks, spices, and travelers' stories of colourful locales, the e-book explains the dynamics of important Eurasian background that promoted Silk highway interactions--especially the function of nomad empires--highlighting the significance of the organic, technological, inventive, highbrow, and spiritual interchanges around the continent. Millward exhibits that those exchanges had a profound influence at the previous global that used to be resembling, if now not at the scale of, smooth globalization. He additionally disputes the concept that the silk street declined after the cave in of the Mongol empire or the outlet of direct sea routes from Europe to Asia, displaying how silk street phenomena endured in the course of the early glossy and glossy growth of the Russian and chinese language states throughout vital Asia.

Millward concludes that the assumption of the silk street has remained robust, not just as a favored identify for boutiques and eating places, but in addition in sleek politics and international relations, corresponding to U.S. Secretary of kingdom Hilary Clinton's "Silk highway Initiative" for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

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