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By Berit Hildebrandt

"Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a colourful sequence of alternate relationships existed among the Mediterranean areas and China, together with the Indian subcontinents alongside well-defined routes we name the Silk Roads. among the items that came upon their means from East to West and vice versa have been glass, wine, spices, metals like iron, worthwhile stones in addition to fabric uncooked fabrics and materials and silk, a luxurious merchandise that was once in nice call for within the Roman Empire.

These gathered papers attach learn from varied components and disciplines facing alternate alongside the Silk Roads. those ancient, philological and archaeological contributions spotlight silk as a commodity, present and tribute, and as a standing image in various cultural and chronological contexts among East and West, together with technological elements of silk creation. the most interval issues Rome and China in antiquity, finishing within the overdue 5th century CE, with the Roman Empire being reworked into the Byzantine Empire, whereas the chinese language chronology covers the Han dynasty, the 3 Kingdoms, the Western and japanese Jin and 16 Kingdoms, finishing in 420 CE. furthermore, either prior and later epochs also are thought of which will assemble an realizing of advancements and alterations in long-distance and longer-term family members that concerned silk."

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