Traveling Along the Silk Road with Joseph Greene
We will travel back along the Silk Road from west to east with Harvard’s Dr. Joseph Greene, pausing to consider how the Near East pivots gradually but perceptibly toward Asia.
The Silk Road was and still is more an idea than an actuality. In the distant past, it was mapped only in the minds of those who traveled it and, then, only partially. Today it can be mapped more completely in retrospect by historians, archaeologists, and latter-day, arm-chair travelers such as ourselves. The Silk Road of old was more than a road and carried more than silk. This was a complex interlocking and overlapping network of land routes paralleled or supplanted here and there by seaView more
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