James P. Flynn


Articles:

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    [T]rade on the Silk Road includedoasis merchants who served as intermediaries in this down-the-line trade, as it is called, [and who] were careful to discourage longer-distance trade by exaggerating the distances and dangers involved, and they suppressed detailed accounts of distant lands, treating such information as trade secrets. One odd result of this...