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

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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