Silk Road

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Parthians
Iranian ruling dynasty between ca. 250 B.C.E. and 226 C.E. (p. 204)
The Sasanid Empire
Iranian Empire whose rise brought a continuation of the rivalry between Rome and the Parthians
The Silk Road
One of the first trade routes in the world,an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea extending some 6,440 km (4,000 mi) and linking China with the Roman Empire. Marco Polo followed the route on his journey to Cathay.
stirrup
one of the most important inventions. Changed horseback riding forever.
The Indian Ocean Maritime System
A multilingual Multiethnic society of sea farers
Dun Huang
Chang-an to
Kashgar
Dun Huang to
Merv
Kashgar to
Antioch
Merv to
Silk
the most valuable thing on the silk road trade route and only made in China until 522 AD
Zhang Quan
sent by Emperor Wu to scope out Rome
Rabban Bar Sauna
christian from Beijing who traveled all the way to Rome
Dumb Show
Silent Bartering that takes place because neither barterer knows the other's language
Xiain Bei
brought mahayana buddhism to China
Mahayana
type of Buddhism that spread to China from India
Entrepot
city that allows trade to happen tax free
Nestorianism
Asian Christianity
dhow
The characteristic cargo and passenger ship of the Arabian sea
Junks
Technologically advanced Chinese ships
Swahili Coast
has a main trade city of Kilwa
Great Zimbabwe
African city where gold came from
The city of Aden
city with a double advantage in the Indian Ocean
Malacca
a port that dominated the narrowest part of the strait
Urdu
Persian influenced literary form of Hindi written in Arabic characters
Timbuktu
West African city where there were many schools of the Quran
Ahura Mazda
God of zoroastrianism: kind of made zoroastrianism sound like christianty
Marco Polo
Venetian merchant and traveler. His accounts of his travels to China offered Europeans a firsthand view of Asian lands and stimulated interest in Asian trade.
Khubilai Khan
Mongolian king Marco Polo said he was best buds with
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