600 - 1450 Regional and interregional interactions

The development and expansion of Islam spurs greater cross-cultural interactions with Europe, Africa, and Asia. State-building in China. Migrations in Africa and the Pacific. Human movement spreads knowledge, goods, and disease.
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A high-level overview of two major types of Islam: Sunni and Shia.

An overview of the Golden Age of Islam and the discoveries and re-discoveries of knowledge in Baghdad during this time.

In the thirteenth century, the Mongols expanded rapidly out of their homeland in the Asian steppes to become the largest contiguous land empire in history.

In the post-classical period, Japan was united by common language, culture, and economic structures, but government was decentralized.

We'll look at how the Srivijaya Empire, an empire on the Malay Peninsula lasting from the seventh to the twelfth century, was shaped by its interactions with its chief trading partners.