This highway was connected to the emperors Chandragupta Maurya and Sher Shah Suri, the latter having become synonymous with this road because of its role in the safety of travelers and the maintenance of the road.  Emperor Sher Shah widened and steered the route on other routes and made available about 1,700 roadside inns throughout his kingdom.  These hostesses offered travellers free food and accommodation, regardless of their status.  “Along this road walked not only the mighty armies of the conquerors, but also the caravans of merchants, scholars, artists and ordinary people. With people, ideas, languages, customs and cultures, not in one sense, but in both directions. Different people – permanent and temporary – from different backgrounds and cultural backgrounds would peacefully meet people of different backgrounds and beliefs, food for different foods, wearing different clothes and speaking different languages and dialects. They would include each other`s food, clothing, fashion and etiquette, and even borrow words, phrases, idioms and sometimes whole languages from others. CETA further optimizes licensing processes, reduces costs and improves the predictability of trade in animal and plant products Historians in many countries have published popular monographs, articles and archival resource collections. A leading journal is the International Journal of Maritime History, a fully labelled scientific journal published twice a year by the International Maritime Economic History Association. Based in Canada with an international editorial staff, he studies the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural and environmental history.
 A complete overview of the 4-volume encyclopedia published by John B. Hattendorf, Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History (Oxford, 2007) is availabelenal. It contains more than 900 articles by 400 scholars and has 2900 pages.  Other important reference resources: Spencer Tucker, Ed., Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia (3 abc-CLIO volumes, 2002) with 1,500 articles in 1231 pages, and I.C.B. Dear and Peter Kemp, Eds., Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2nd edition 2005) with 2,600 articles on 688 pages.  Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke was a Royal Navy officer. During the Austrian War of Succession he was promoted to admiral. During the Seven Years` War, Hawke replaced Admiral John Byng in 1756 as commander in the Mediterranean. It covers a variety of policy factors affecting international trade, including tariffs, preferential margins, non-tariff measures, trade defence measures, regional trade agreements and exchange rates. Statistics are reported by country, geographic region and industry. In May 2004, the United States of America signed the free trade agreement with five Central American countries.  Control of the shipping lanes dictated the political and military power of the Islamic nation.
 The Islamic border stretched from Spain to China.