Trade History: Maps


Historical maps of international trade routes are helpful to understand the worldwide exchange and history of cultures and musical instruments. All shawms have the same construction elements but each region and each country has a specific instrument, typical in shape and appearance.
See also http://balagan.org.uk/war/world-maps.htm


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Phoenician and Greek trade


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Phoenician Network

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Empire of Alexander the Great

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Roman Trade

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Roman Silk Roads

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Mongol Empire & Trade

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Medieval Trade routes

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Settlements of Jewish comunities

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Spread of Christianity

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Spread of Islam