Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 12: Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads

Essay Quiz

In what ways did the network of trade routes called the silk roads make life during the classical era a significantly different from life in the pre-classical world? Consider all the different effects and the various cultures involved.
The textbook states, "Christianity was perhaps the most prominent survivor of the western Roman empire." What does this statement mean? How did Christianity manage to survive and thrive after the collapse of the empire?
How did the nomadic peoples of Eurasia impede and/or contribute to the development of the silk roads?
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