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  • Religions Of The Silk Road
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    Belief Systems The religious beliefs of people along the Silk Road at the beginning of the 1st century BCE were very different from what they would later become. When China defeated the nomadic Xiongnu confederation and pushed Chinese military control northwest as far as the Tarim Basin (in the 2nd century BCE), Buddhism was known in Central Asia but was not yet widespread in China nor had it reached elsewhere in East Asia. Christianity was still more than a century in the future. Daoism, in the...
  • Half Lion Half Dragon
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    Hellenism on the Silk Road Along the Silk Road, merchants traded desirable wares from all over Asia and the Mediterranean. Gold, porcelain, spices, jewelry, textiles, and about anything else material that any civilization along this vast network of trade routes could create. Along with material concerns, however, came the much more lasting and intriguing effect of cultural exchange; religions, ideas, food, architectural developments, philosophy, and art all moved along the routes with these trav...
  • Lilac Dress And Doris
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    Laurence's use of Lilacs to foreshadow Bad Events in The Stone Angel They often say if you want to gain something you need to lose something in return. Hagar Shipley did this by purchasing a dress that she liked if she knew that she would have to sacrifice her independence that purchase would have never happened. In the novel The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence uses the first person narrative to describe Hagar Shipley's life the good times and the bad times. Margaret Laurence uses flower and colou...
  • Trade Along The Silk Route
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    The Silk Road is the most well-known trading route of ancient Chinese civilization. Trade in silk grew under the Han Dynasty (202 BC - AD 220) in the first and second centuries AD Originally, the Chinese trade silk internally, within the empire. Caravans from the empire's interior would carry silk to the western edges of the region. Often small Central Asian tribes would attack these caravans hoping to capture the traders' valuable commodities. As a result, the Han Dynasty extended its military ...
  • Possible Trade On The Silk Road
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    The four hundred years between the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E. - C.E. 220) and the establishment of the Tang dynasty (618-906) mark a division in the history of China. During this period, foreign invasion, transcontinental trade, and missionary ambition opened the region to an unprecedented wealth of foreign cultural influences. These influences were both secular and sacred. Nomads, merchants, emissaries and missionaries flooded into China, bringing new customs, providing exotic ware...
  • Three Routes Of The Silk Road
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    The greatest East-West trade route, The Silk Road, was named so by the German scholar Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen in the middle of the 19th century. Later on it became the information super highway of its age, serving to trade not only goods but also knowledge and ideas between Western and Eastern civilizations. 1. The Silk Road was founded in the second century BC for military and political purpose instead of for trade. A court official named Zhang Qian was sent to the Western Regions by Han...

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