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Volume 83, 2024International Conference Scientific and Technological Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex for the Purposes of Sustainable Development (STDAIC-2023)
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|04 January 2024
Epics on the Great Silk Road: the influence of agriculture on literature and culture
International University of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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This article explores the intricate relationship between agriculture, literature, and culture along the Great Silk Road. The Silk Road, a historical network of trade routes that spanned from East Asia to the Mediterranean, served as a conduit for not only goods but also the exchange of ideas, stories, and artistic expressions. Focusing on the profound impact of agriculture on this epic journey, the study delves into how the cultivation of crops and the rural way of life influenced the development of literature and the formation of cultural identities along this ancient trade route. By examining the interplay of agricultural practices, folk traditions, and epic narratives, this article sheds light on the synergy between the tangible and intangible aspects of life on the Silk Road. It discusses how agricultural abundance and the rhythms of rural existence shaped the storytelling traditions, beliefs, and cultural expressions of the diverse communities inhabiting this vast trade network. Drawing from historical records, literary works, and cultural artifacts, we identify the recurring motifs, characters, and themes that emerged from the agricultural roots of Silk Road societies and their lasting impact on global culture. Through a comprehensive analysis of the historical and cultural context, this article underscores the lasting influence of agriculture on literature and culture along the Great Silk Road, highlighting the enduring significance of this unique intersection of trade, agriculture, and storytelling.
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