The luxury goods that came from Asia were often carried long distances either by animal or by boat, either way aiding the transfer of the Plague.
What had once just been a trade route, now has become a major artery for the Eastern Hemisphere.
While the silk road originally began on a small scale as a simple route of transport for Eurasian merchants, it later grew into an international necessity, not only economically, but culturally as well.
Once exposed to Asian spices, fabrics, etc., Europeans became increasingly “addicted” to their newfound luxuries.
This caused a period known as the Enlightenment in Europe and the Silk Road was a very large contributing factor to this. What once was just a simple trading system, has now evolved into a major highway for the spread of much, much more.
Overall, many things changed along the Silk Road from 200 B. The trade of spices and goods to and from Asia and Europe remained constant, while the materials bartered slowly changed. E., the silk road underwent many subtle transformations while at the same time holding on to its original purpose. Despite changes in materials, the original purpose of the silk road remained intact throughout this time period. The political boundaries as well as the national identities of the encompassing countries also were altered.This, in addition to Europe having the same effect on Asia, gradually shaped both cultures. Because of the numerous political changes that took place during this expanse of time, the route travelled by silk road merchants passed through new nations formed at the collapse of the Roman Empire. E., but the specific patterns of interactions that occurred along it did not. The textual analysis in this article provides support for this argument, but offers little to substantiate the ‘assertive China discourse’.Also worthy of note is that it is easy to use such changes to infer a revolutionary turn in China’s international strategy, as the ‘assertive China discourse’ has done, as it fits perfectly into the embedded Hegelian dichotomous structure under the background of a realist tragedy of major power politics.The Plague originated from the Mongols and spread westward along the Silk Road.The Silk Road had many merchants from all over the Continent so the spread of the disease was inevitable.