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University of Toronto Scarborough
Global Asia Studies
Liang Chen

The transfer of wisdom and knowledge took place between Europe and Asia through the Silk Road. Between the Roman Empire and East Asia (China) and India, Central Asia also took form as a complex political and philosophical place of interest. Ibn Sina (also known as Avicenna) wrote books on healing, medicine, philosophy, and military, among others. He was probably one of the most influential characters in Central Asia during his time. He loved to read and translated many foreign texts to Persian, including Greek medical texts and philosophies. He was betrayed by his fellow scholars who wanted him imprisoned. And while in prison he wrote the Canon of Medicine, which was the standard medical text in many medieval universities. Knowledge that got passed down during his time was by traders and scholars, who would sell European made books and merchandises along the Silk Road. They would trade with Central Asian and East Asian merchants and bring back merchandises along with their secrets from those areas. Less often but more effectively, rampa
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