Academic Catalog

HIST309 ALONG THE SILK ROADS

Course Code: 2400309
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Ress.Assist. ZDEN ERDOAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

The course analyzes the history of peoples and Ideas between Inner Asia and China. The Silk Roads became known due the records of the larger economic and political structures such as the Roman, Persian and the Chinese Empires. However the nomadic empires of inner Asia and the city states in inner Asia played a crucial role in the trade along these routes. The course aims to explore the history of the people and ideas along these routes through a rich travel literature.