How Pax Mongolica Shaped Asia
Tracing the routes of the ancient Pax Mongolica.
Pax Mongolica: How Genghis Khan Secured the Legendary Silk Road. Beginning in the 3rd century BC, during the rule of the Han dynasty in China, the legendary Silk Road was the major trade link between east and west for hundreds of years, transporting imperial goods and providing cultural and diplomatic ties between the realms of Europe and Africa with those in Asia.
Being a vital economic and strategic point, the route fell into different hands over time and was often the matter that defined the power of various Asian warlords.