Ch 9: Early Trade Routes

About This Chapter

This chapter explores the history of early trade routes around the world. This series of bite-sized lessons and quizzes offers you a simple and convenient way to prepare for history exams and strengthen your understanding of early trade routes.

Early Trade Routes - Chapter Summary

Work through this mobile-friendly history chapter to review trade routes from early world history. As you progress through the chapter, you'll learn about trade expeditions from the Ming Dynasty, the ancient Silk Roads, trade networks in the Middle Ages and more. By the end of the chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Identify significant maritime and trade expeditions of the Ming Dynasty and Mongol ascendancy
  • Assess the importance of the Silk Roads during the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty
  • Explain why the ancient Silk Roads were reopened during the Renaissance
  • Outline trade networks and routes from the Middle Ages

To help you reinforce your understanding of these early trade routes, we've included several self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter. You can also take the chapter exam to check your understanding of these historical topics. If you have any questions, you can submit them to our instructors online. The chapter can be accessed 24/7 on any device that has an Internet connection.

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