Cross-Cultural Expansion
1000 to 1500 C.E.

Marco Polo meeting Kahn by bferster.
Marco Polo at the Court of Kublai Khan

ASSIGNMENTS

♫♫♫ Franz von Suppé: Overture to Light Cavalry

I. The Mongol Invasions

Stearns, Chapter Fourteen HOMEWORK

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Nomadic Invasion and the Integration of Eurasia

II.  African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam:

Stearns: Chapter Eight HOMEWORK

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Sub-Saharan Africa Post Classical States and Societies

III. Western Europe in the High Middle Ages

Part One - Political Unification

Part Two - Economic Growth and Social Development

Part Three: Christianity and the Expansion of Europe

The Canterbury Tales in Modern English

IV. The Americas and Oceania

Stearns: Chapter Nineteen HOMEWORK

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States and Societies of Mesoamerica and North America

States, Empires and Societies of South America and Oceania

V. Cross Cultural Interactions

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Cultural Interaction between East and West

Crisis, Recovery, Exploration and Colonization