Afro-Eurasian Connections, 1000 to 1400 CE Questions for today: What kinds of cross-cultural connections existed prior to 1400 CE? What factors explain the increasing interaction in the period from 1000 to 1400 CE? What items, ideas, and technologies were spread by long-distance trade? What were consequences of this growing interaction? World Religions, circa 1100 CE The Christian World, c. 1100 Spread of Islam, 622-750 CE The Islamic World, c. 1500 Ibn Battuta (1304-1377) Silk Roads and Sea Lanes The World System, 1250-1350 (Janet Abu-Lughod) Great Zimbabwe, c. 1000-1400s The World System, 1250-1350 (Janet Abu-Lughod) Before the ?Pax Mongolica? The ?Pax Mongolica,? late 13th Century Exchanges on the Silk Roads Marco Polo (1254-1324) The Black Death Hongwu (r. 1367-1398) Porcelain: The 1st Global Culture? European political map, c. 1400 1400 CE: What?s Next?
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