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Unformatted text preview: 600- 1450 CEPost-Classical WorldRISE OF ISLAM----FALL OF MAJOR EMPIRESChapters 13-22 Traditions and EncountersWhen China Ruled the Seas1. Questions of Periodization:Why 600 CE?Why 1450 CE?Which new empires emerged during this period?What continuities and changes existed during this period?2. The Islamic WorldThe role of Dar-al-Islam as a unifying cultural and economic force during this periodIslamic political structuresThe Islamic Renaissance- Arts, Sciences, and Technologies3. Interregional Networks and ContactsTrans-Saharan TradeSilk Roads TradeIndian Ocean TradeAmber Road TradeIncense Road TradeEconomic innovationsWhere are the major religions spreading and why?What impact are the Mongols having on Afro-Eurasia?4. Political Systems and Cultural PatternsEast AsiaChina’s expansionChinese influences on neighborsChange and continuity in ConfucianismAmericasApex and decline of the MayaRise of the AztecRise of the IncaRestructuring of EuropeDecentralization of medieval societyDivision of Christianity...
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