May 09, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 2290 - The Silk Roads in History and Culture


3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year.

This overview of cultural and economic exchange across Eurasia associated with the “Silk Roads” from earliest times through about 1500. It explores the physical, cultural, and political geography of Inner Asia, interactions between sedentary and nomadic peoples, the spread of religion, culture, and technology, and, most particularly, the mechanisms and products of East-West trade. This course examines a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, as well as material culture, to assess the world historical significance of the Silk Roads in the human experience. HIST

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