Postclassical (600-1450 C.E.)
| Basic Features at Beginning of period | Key Continuities | Key Changes | Basic Features at End of Period | Reasons for Change or Continuities | Global Trade
What other trading systems existed at the beginning of the period? The Indian Ocean system is a continuity, not a change.What about the gold-salt trade? Don't you mean the Pax Mongolica? | * Trade was very international. * Silk roads linked Eurasia, and goods traded hands many times along the roads. | * There was still international trade. * The silk roads were still in use as major trade routes. | * New trade routes were made, such as the Indian Ocean routes, and old routes were expanded upon, like the silk roads. * Trade routes became more safe under the pax romana. | * Trade was still very global. * The Silk roads bcame even more developed and the Indian Ocean routes became very widespread. * Traders were more likely to travel the entire length of the silk roads due to increased safety and technology. | * Increased agricultural production due to developing technologies led to economic development. Further econnimic developements and increased urbanization led to increased trade. The major east-west trade routes, like the silk roads or the Indian Ocean routes, also developed more during this time, which led to increased international contact and safer trade routes. All of these combined served to increase global trade. | Migrations
Your beginning features are quite weak. What other continuities were there?
What other major migrations were there during this time period? Discuss the decline of the great nomadic societies by the end of the period. What other causes were there? | * lack of centralized political powers * Nomadic movements undisputed | * nomads migrate into settled lands and uproot other nomadic groups * nomadic military skill continues to give an advantage | * Bantu migrations end *