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Key Concept 3.1: Expansion and Intensification of Communication and
Part I: Improved transportation technologies and commercial practices led to an increased volume of trade, and expanded the geographical range of existing and newly active trade networks.
Read: Pgs. 256-257, 268-272, 282-293, 310-313
Key Terms: dar al-Islam, new crops, agricultural experimentation, urban growth, overland trade, and maritime trade of the Muslims; Sui Dynasty, The Grand Canal, The Tang Dynasty, Tang Taizong, equal-field system, Song Dynasty, agricultural development in the Tang and Song Dynasty, urbanization, metallurgy, gunpowder, and printing in China, market economy in China, Qing Dynasty; Production and Trade in the Indian Ocean Basin
Homework for 10/27 & 10/31
Part II: The movement of peoples caused environmental and linguistic effects.
Read: pgs. 372-375, 379, 400
Key Terms: Swahili, oral literature, Indian Ocean Trade, Hanseatic League
Part III: Cross-cultural exchanges were fostered by the intensification of existing, or the creation of new, networks of trade and communication.
Read: Pgs. 296-299, 299-300, 314-324, 374-378, 435-36, 441
Key Terms: Buddhism, Daoism, Pilgrimage to India, Schools of Buddhism, Hostility to Buddhism, Persecution of Buddhists, Neo-Confucianism, Confucians & Buddhists, Zhu Xi. What did the Viet people adopt from the Chinese? What did they reject? Nara Japan, Shinto, Fujiwara Family, cultural similarities with China, The Tale of Genji; Axum, Caste & Society, Vishnu, Shiva, Devotional Cults, Shankara, Ramanuja, Bhagavad Gita, the appeal of Islam, conversion to Islam, Sufis, the Bhakti Movement, read the primary source: The Bhagavata Purana on Devotion to Vishnu, Funan, Srivijaya, Angkor, (again) conversion to Islam. Ghana, gold trade, Islam in West Africa, Sundiata, Mansa Musa, Ibn Battuta
Part IV: There was continued diffusion of crops and pathogens throughout the Eastern Hemisphere along the trade routes.
Pgs: 268-269, 288, 372, 445-447
Key Terms: the spread and effect of new crops, agricultural experimentation; agricultural development in Tang and Song China; agricultural in Africa, bananas; Bubonic Plague: origins, spread, population decline, and social and economic effects
Key Concept 3.2: Continuity and Innovation of State Forms and Their
Part I: Empires collapsed and were reconstituted; in some regions new state forms emerged. Pgs: 111-112, 266-268, 275-278, 308-309, 328-332, 418-421, 422-427,
Key Terms: Maya, Teotihuacan, society and religion; The Umayyad Dynasty and decline, The Abbasid Dynasty, administration, Baghdad, and decline; Islam and the Cultural Traditions of Persia, India, and Greece: Persian, Indian, and Greek influences on Islam; The Sultanate of Delhi, The Chola Kingdom, The Kingdom of Vijayanagar; map 16.1; early Byzantine Empire, Constantinople, Caesaropapism, Justinian and Theodora; Justinian’s Code, Muslim conquests; The Aztec Empire, Mexica Society: social structure, warriors, women, priests, religion, ritual bloodletting; Peoples and societies of North America: Iroquois, Mound-Builders, Cahokia; Inca Empire: quipu, trade, ruling elites, aristocrats and priests, peasants, and gods; Oceania: Nomadic Foragers of Australia, cultural and religious traditions of Aboriginal peoples, Maori, Polynesian religion
Part II: Interregional contacts and conflicts between states and empires encouraged significant technological and cultural transfers, for example between Tang China and the Abbasids, across the Mongol empires and during the Crusades.
Pgs: 256-257, 266-268, 332-336, 350-351, 358-367, 411-412
Key Terms: the Umayyad Dynasty, jizya,Umayyad decline, the Abbasid Dynasty, Abu al-Abbas, Abbasid administration, Harun al-Rashid, Abbasid decline; the Franks, Charles Martel, Charlemagne=administration and as emperor, Louis the Pious, Vikings; Chinggis Khan, Mongol arms, Mongol conquests: China and Persia, Kubilai Khan, Mongol conquest of China and rule in China, Golden Horde, Ilkhanate of Persia and rule in Persia, Mongols and trade, Decline of Mongols in China and Persia, Mongols and the Bubonic Plague, Tamerlane and his conquests; The Crusades, Urban II, Saladin, consequences of the Crusades;