Silk Roads Dbq

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The Silk Road from 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E. served an extremely important role for the economics of Asia and Europe because it connected empires from the east to the west. While the trade first created for the purpose of trading between Romans Empires and Han Dynasty. Over time, the Silk Road expanded from trading purpose to the spreading of cultures, religions, technology, and as well as epidemic diseases such as the Bubonic Plague. However, goods, and merchants were still traveled along the Silk Roads over time.
First and foremost, silk roads used to spreading the cultures, and religion, is a major change. The silk roads used not only for merchants, but also for missionaries, and other travelers carried their beliefs, values, and religious convictions to distant lands. From there, religion such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity all traveled the silk roads and attracted converters far from their
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Throughout the time period, nobody can really solved the social distinction which discriminated between the upper-class and lower-class. The upper-class determined by the amount of luxury goods they possess. For example in Roman, upper-class are people are wealthy, and they expressed by wearing silk clothes that traded from China through the silk roads. Another luxury items traded from China to Europe for the upper-class was porcelain, and this is very expensive like silk because China was the only place that can producing these items. In return from the Silk Roads, China upper-class was wearing woolen clothes, having curtains, carpets, blankets and rugs. On reason for this could be the idea to become different from the poor. In addition, the idea of foreign luxury goods which described their social status, may have been attractive to people who were wealthy, or upper-class. The gaps between rich and poor was never solved throughout the history, and even in today

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