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The Silk Road [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Separated by vast and inhospitable distances, Europe and Eastern Asia began to interact in a meaningful way during the second century B.C.-thanks to a growing traffic in spices, fabrics, and other goods along what became known as the Silk Road. It was a collision of culture and tradition that changed the course of world history. Winding tens of thousands of miles between China and several Mediterranean countries, the route enabled an exchange of ideas among dramatically different civilizations. This program follows history's famed artery of global commerce and examines the many urban centers and ports of call it enriched-or, in some cases, endangered-over the centuries.
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43 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 13, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Connecting East to West (0:59)
  • Tales of the Silk Road (2:25)
  • Rome's Silk Obsession (1:57)
  • Broken Link Between East and West (1:06)
  • Journey to the East (2:09)
  • Treasure in the East (1:19)
  • Danger on the Silk Road (1:41)
  • Hospitality in the East (2:03)
  • Six Hundred Miles of Hell (1:15)
  • Did Marco Polo Travel to China? (1:24)
  • Palace of the Mongol King (1:39)
  • Mythology in Early Travel Writing (1:49)
  • Marco Polo's Story of China (1:32)
  • Real Writer of Marco Polo (1:38)
  • Marco Polo's Legacy (1:56)
  • Introduction: Sven Hedin (1:42)
  • Stockholm Harbor 1880 (1:00)
  • Silk Road: A Path to Fame and Fortune (1:59)
  • Edge of the Taklamakan Desert (1:40)
  • Suicidal Quest to Find a Lost City (1:23)
  • Death March Through the Desert (1:57)
  • Conquering the Desert (1:47)
  • Discovery of an Ancient City (1:56)
  • A Battle to Appropriate History (1:14)
  • Charting Earth's Final Frontiers (1:55)
  • Putting the Silk Road Back on the World's Map (1:42)
  • Wrong Side of World War I (2:10)
  • Overland Highway (1:13)
  • Associating with the Third Reich (1:29)
  • Disgrace in Europe (1:44)
  • My Life as an Explorer (1:32)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2000.
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40852 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (43 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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