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Don't Just Sit There! Catch Us Along The Silk Road!

Kimberly | Maliha | Xiao Ling | Virginia

The Roman Selection:

The Mongol Selection: 

               Background Image:                 Unknown,  What Made the Mongol Army So Successful?  (27 July 2014) via

              Background Image: 

              Unknown, What Made the Mongol Army So Successful? (27 July 2014) via

The Chinese Selection:


The Middle East Selection: 

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Adas, Michael. Agricultural and Pastoral Societies in Ancient and Classical History (1st ed.). (2001) Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Atwood, Christopher P. Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire. (2004) Facts on File. 

Bostrom, Nick. Superintelligence: paths, dangers, strategies. (2014) Oxford University Press.

Gilchrist, Cherry. Merchants and Traders along the Silk Road. (19 October 2012) From Cherry Gilchrist. Accessed 2 April 2017.

Greek and Roman Materials. From Perseus Digital Library. Accessed 2 April 2017.

Hansen, Valerie. The Legacy of the Silk Road. (25 January 2013) From YaleGlobal Online. Yale University. Accessed 2 April 2017.

Heather, Peter. The Fall of the Roman Empire. (2007) Oxford University Press, USA.

Howard, Michael C., Transnationalism in Ancient and Medieval Societies: The Role of Cross-Border Trade and Travel. (2012) McFarland & Company. p. 134.

Lewis, Charlton T. and Short, Charles. A Latin Dictionary,Sērĕs. (2017). From Accessed 20 April 2017.

Li, Jian. The Glory Of The Silk Road Art From Ancient China. From Yale University. Accessed 2 April 2017.

Mayhew, Bradley. Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan. (2007) Google Books. 

Ming, Liang. "Comparative analysis of fecal microbial communities in cattle and Bactrian camels." (16 March 2017) PLOS ONE, 12(3): e0173062. 

Norwich, John. Byzantium: The Early Centuries. (1988) Google Books.

Postal System within the Mongol Empire and China (Circa 1200). From Accessed 2 April 2017.

Reilly, Kevin. The Human Journey. (2012) Google Books.

Rogers, John J.W., Tucker, Trileigh (Patricia) L. Earth Science and Human History 101. (2008) Google Books. 

Ronan, Colin A. and Needham, Joseph. The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China (1st ed.). (1978) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, John Mason Jr. The Mongols and The Silk Road. From The Silk Road Foundation. Accessed 2 April 2017.

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. World Clothing and Fashion (1st ed.). (2015) Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.

Sumner, Graham. Roman military clothing (2) AD 200-400 (1st ed.). (2003) Oxford: Osprey.

Thorley, J. (1971). "The Silk Trade between China and the Roman Empire at Its Height, 'Circa' A. D. 90-130." (1971) Greece & Rome, 18(1): 71-80. 

Tierney, Tom. Byzantine Fashions (1st ed.). (2002) Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications.

Waley, Arthur. The Real Tripitaka. (2005) Amazon Books.

Wang, Zhihong. Dust in the Wind: Retracing Dharma Master Xuanzang's Western Pilgrimage. (2006) Google Books.

Wriggins, Sally Hovey. The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang. (2004) Westview Press.

Xuanzang: The Monk who Brought Buddhism East. From Asia Society. Accessed 10 April 2017.

Media Credits:

A segment of a fresco on a wall in Dunhuang depicting a group of merchants being robbed by bandits (9th century CE). Public Domain.

Aninimus, Empress Irene (image from Agia Sofia) (12th century). Public Domain. 

Ekrem Canli, Registan square Samarkand (5 Aug 2012). CC BY-SA 3.0. 

John Hill, Han Dynasty Granary west of Dunhuang (25 June 2011). CC BY-SA 3.0.

LoggaWiggler, Desert, Dunes, Dune Ridge, Dry (7 Aug 2011). Public Domain.

Milošević, Petar, San Vitale (Ravenna) - Mosaic of Iustinianus I (27 April 2015).  CC BY-SA 4.0. 

NASA - Visible Earth, Silk route (14 Aug 2006). Public Domain.

The Shroud of Charlemagne, a polychrome Byzantine silk with a pattern showing a quadriga, 9th century. Paris, musée national du Moyen Âge (Early 9th century). Public Domain. 

Xuanzang returned from India, Dunhuang mural, Cave 103 (712 – 765 CE). Public Domain.  

Yann, Temee (circa 2006). CC BY-SA 3.0.