The Silk Road: A History

The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and cultures. It died with the Age of Exploration but the effects of it still live today, and there are thousands of kilometres of sites and treasures.

This course will be delivered both face-to-face at WEA Sydney and online via the online platform Zoom simultaneously. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer if they are attending via Zoom or have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling into the face-to-face class.

SUGGESTED READING

  • Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

COURSE OUTLINE

  • he Silk Road in Ancient Times
  • The Silk Road in the Middle Ages
  • The Silk Road during the Renaissance and early modern Europe.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of the Silk Road to both Europe and the East over the centuries
  2. Understand the importance of the trade to the growth of Europe and the development of the Renaissance
  3. Be aware of the different time periods and the major players in each
  4. Know why the demise of the Silk Road was so important and how it affected people in the East.
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and

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21 Apr
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and

...
21 Apr

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