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15 - QUESTION:  Who was in control of the Silk Routes during a period of security, also described as a "Golden Age" of the Silk Road?

Answer: The Mongols.

The Silk Road, which connected trade centers across Asia and Europe, prospered from the 13th to the 14th century after it came under the sole rule of the Mongol Empire. This period of security and stability that was provided along the Silk Routes was known as "Pax Mongolica." Kublai Khan's rule during the Yuan-Mongol Dynasty in China marks the zenith of  "Pax Mongolica," a golden age of commerce and cultural exchange between East and West.


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