1Shevchenko, O
1PhD, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine to the PRC htome1985@yahoo.com
Kitaêznavčì doslìdžennâ 2020, 1:115–124
https://doi.org/10.15407/chinesest2020.01.115
Section: China and its neighbors
Language: English
Abstract: 

This article deals with the commercial and religious activities of Armenian people in the 17th century in the territories of modern states such as Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran; determines the level of involvement in intermediary trade between Europe and Asia; explores the reliability of Tavernier’s diaries to compare his description with modern data.

Keywords: Armenia, commerce, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Middle East, One Belt One Road, Persia, religion, Silk Road

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