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

Chapter 12: Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Discuss and identify the trade networks of the Hellenistic era and understand the development of the silk roads network.
  • Identify and discuss key commodities traded throughout the network.
  • Understand the role of the silk roads in spreading religions and epidemic diseases across Eurasia.
  • Explain the circumstances behind the internal decay of the Han state.
  • Identify features of cultural change in post-Han China.
  • Identify features of internal decay in the Roman empire.
  • Understand the role of the Germanic migrations in western Roman imperial decline.
  • Discuss the cultural changes of the late Roman empire.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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