How were the silk routes a good example of vibrant pre-modern trade and cultural links? Explain.
SILK route was the route on which cargoes carried Chinese silk to the west.
- Historians have discovered several silk routes over land and by sea covering vast region of Asia and connecting Asia with Europe and North Africa. Even pottery from China, textile and spices from India and South Asia also travelled the same route.
- Precious metals like gold and silver transported through silk route in return. The traders along with trading items carried knowledge, ideas, values, skills invention, life style, foods, habits and religious beliefs etc.
- Buddhism emerged in India and spread through these silk routes in different directions. The silk route not only played a role in linking distant parts of the world, it also promoted pre modern trade and cultural links.