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Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route

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Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route

<p>Traverse the legendary Silk Route from its origin in western China through oasis towns, evocative Central Asian emporia and Levantine caravan cities, to the shores of the Mediterranean. More than

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Traverse the legendary Silk Route from its origin in western China through oasis towns, evocative Central Asian emporia and Levantine caravan cities, to the shores of the Mediterranean. More than just a trade route for merchants with their textiles, spices, metals, and other cargoes; the Silk Route served also as a conduit for conquerors, philosophers and religions.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The history and geographical outline of the Silk Route
  • More than just a trade route: goods and ideas along the route
  • Oasis towns along the Taklamakan desert
  • Cities of Central Asia: Samarkand and Bokhara
  • Palmyra, ‘Bride of the Desert’ and other Caravan Cities of the Levant
  • On the shores of the Mediterranean: cities at the terminus of the Silk Route