The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to the West. Along with all these consumer goods, things like disease and ideas made the trip as well. As is his custom, John ties the Silk Road to modern life, and the ways that we get our stuff today.

Introduction: The Journey of a T-Shirt 00:00
What Was the Silk Road? 1:03
Nomads, Caravans, and Traders 3:31
The Rise of Silk 4:36
An Open Letter to Billionaires 5:41
Economic Impact of the Silk Road 6:22
The Silk Road and Buddhism 6:40
The Silk Road and Disease 8:20
Credits 9:22

Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield:
The Silk Road: 2000 Years in the Heart of Asia:

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