Boek cover The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes van Raoul Mclaughlin (Onbekend)

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

The Ancient World Economy and the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia and Han China

Engels | Luisterboek | Verteller: James Cameron Stewart | 9781515933434 | Speelduur: 14:21:10
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Taal Engels
Bindwijze Luisterboek
Speelduur 14:21:10
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Verteller(s) James Cameron Stewart
Uitgever Tantor Audio
NUR code 680
Subtitel The Ancient World Economy and the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia and Han China
Thema Qualifier Code 1QBAR , 3C
Thema Subject Code NHDA

Boekbeschrijving

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia (Iran). It explores Roman dealings with the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan) and laid claim to the Indus Kingdoms. Further chapters examine the development of Palmyra as a leading caravan city on the edge of Roman Syria and consider trade ventures through the Tarim territories that led Roman merchants to Han China. The Han Empire of ancient China matched that of Rome in scale and possessed military technology surpassing that of Roman legions. The Han established a system of Central Asian trade routes known as the Silk Road that carried eastern products as far as Persia and the frontiers of the Roman Empire. This is the first book to address these subjects in a single comprehensive study. It explores Rome's impact on the ancient world economy and reveals what the Chinese and Romans knew about their rival Empires.

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