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Unit 2 Overview: Networks of Exchange (8:53)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:25 What are caravanserai and why were they useful?
  2. 03:23 Where did large regional networks exist in this era?
  3. 03:56 How was trade conducted over the largest network in Afro-Eurasia and what goods were traded along this route?
  4. 05:25 How are the themes of governance and economic systems linked when studying networks of exchange in this era?
  5. 06:31 How did the creation of the Mongol Empire disrupt trade but also lead to building new caravanserai?
  6. 07:14 How did caravanserai affect many of the regions in which they were built?