Crossroads – History of Interactions across the Silk Routes

Crossroads – History of Interactions across the Silk Routes

with E. J. Brill, Leiden

This series focuses on the manifold commercial, human, political-diplomatic and scientific interactions that took place across the continental (overland) and maritime Silk Routes. This includes exchanges of ideas, knowledge, religions, and the transfer of cultural traditions, including forms of migration. Geographically speaking the series covers networks (or routes) across the Eurasian continent, the broader Indian Ocean (from East Asia as far as Africa), and the Asia-Pacific world, that is, trans-Pacific connections from Asia to the American continent. A special interest lies on the history of science and technology and knowledge transfer along and across these routes. We focus particularly on historical topics but contemporary studies are also welcome.