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Ch 11: Development of World Civilizations (600 AD-1450 AD)

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If you need an overview of world civilization development from 600 AD to 1450 AD, take a look at this convenient online history chapter. These bite-sized lessons and practice quizzes are designed to strengthen your history knowledge and help you prepare for exams.

Development of World Civilizations (600 AD - 1450 AD) - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this comprehensive history chapter to explore the development of world civilizations between the years 600 AD and 1450 AD. You'll dive into the expansion of Islam throughout Africa and India, the Norman Conquest, the rule of Charlemagne and more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand how the Mongolians contributed to Western Civilization
  • Evaluate the spread, expansion and influence of Islam throughout India and West Africa
  • Trace the rise of Muslim states in Africa
  • Explain the role of feudalism around the time of Charlemagne's reign
  • Summarize the history of the Norman Conquest

You'll be able to reinforce your world civilization knowledge with the included lesson quizzes and chapter exam. The chapter can be accessed online at any time, and you also have the option of printing the accompanying lesson transcripts if you want to study offline. The chapter is entirely self-paced, and you can study at any time that fits your schedule.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Development of World Civilizations (600 AD-1450 AD)
Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

1. Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

This lesson covers the contributions of the Mongols to Western civilization. We begin by examining the tale of Marco Polo. Next, we look at some common misconceptions about the Mongols. Finally, we enumerate the many technologies brought to Europe by this group.

Islam's Spread in West Africa

2. Islam's Spread in West Africa

This lesson explains the gradual spread of Islam into West Africa. In doing so, it discusses the influence of the Berbers and the trans-Saharan caravan trade of the Saharan region.

Islamic Expansion & Influence in India

3. Islamic Expansion & Influence in India

While Islam would never manage to convert more than a small percentage of India's population, it would have a considerable impact on the history of India, as well as the development of culture in the subcontinent.

The Rise of Muslim States in Africa

4. The Rise of Muslim States in Africa

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of Islam in Africa and discover how Muslim states grew in size and power. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

5. Feudalism: Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire

This lesson explains the rule of Charlemagne and his control over the Holy Roman Empire. It highlights his many military conquests and his divine rights as king, while also focusing on the role feudalism played before, during, and after his reign.

The Norman Conquest: History & Events

6. The Norman Conquest: History & Events

In this lesson we explore the circumstances that led to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Also we will briefly discuss the couple of years after 1066 when William the Conqueror solidified his rule.

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