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Based on Andrew Sherratt's Global View for the geographic framework.
East-West Contacts in Eurasia (2005)
Connections between the eastern and western ends of Eurasia began in the Bronze Age: China and the West co-evolved. A global viewpoint shows how this happened, first across the forests of Siberia, then by the steppes and oases of the Silk Road, then increasingly by sea, via the Indian Ocean. This is a human story of cultural encounter, exchange and creativity and, ultimately, geo-economics.