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Ch 25: Global Interactions (1200-1750)

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Review the lessons included in this chapter to learn about ways in which global societies became more integrated between the years 1200 and 1750. Use these lessons to study up on major historical topics and events needed to understand global interactions.

Global Interactions (1200-1750) - Chapter Summary

Although lessons in world history tend to focus on the specific histories of individual societies and civilizations, a comprehensive understanding of world history will require one to study up on the ways in which these civilizations interacted with one another over time. If you would like to learn about global interactions between the years 1200 and 1750, you can go through this chapter and review the text and video lessons included here.

These lessons are a great way to learn about some of the major world civilizations from this time period and the factors that drove their international, geopolitical and economic development. Each of our lesson instructors has expertise in these historical areas, so all information you will learn here is both accurate and comprehensive. Included in this chapter are lessons on topics such as:

  • Colonialism across Europe
  • The bubonic plague
  • Europe's commercial revolution
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • The Russian Empire
  • The Mongol Empire and Chinese dynasties
  • The British monarchy
  • Slavery and the Middle Passage

Each of the video lessons in this chapter contains tags that will allow you to jump to specific moments corresponding to that topic's main points. The chapter also offers you complete transcripts of each video, which you can print out and study on your own time. You can also use your personal Dashboard to keep track of your educational progress going through the chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 25: Global Interactions (1200-1750)
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Colonialism Across Europe

1. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

The Bubonic Plague: History, Facts & Symptoms

2. The Bubonic Plague: History, Facts & Symptoms

In this lesson, we will discuss the origins and effects of the bubonic plague of the 14th century. Learn about the lasting impacts of one of the most devastating events in European history.

The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

3. The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Commercial Revolution sparked by Europe's interaction with the New World colonies. We'll learn about how mercantilism, banking and joint-stock companies transformed the economic face of the European continent.

The Ottoman Empire

4. The Ottoman Empire

This lesson will be a brief survey of the Ottoman Empire. It will highlight the ghazis, Osman, and Suleiman. It will also highlight the decline of the empire due to its involvement with Russia and the other powers of Europe.

The Rise of the Russian Empire

5. The Rise of the Russian Empire

In this lesson, you will discover how Russia was transformed into an empire and explore the long history leading to that development. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Mongol Empire & Dynasty in China

6. The Mongol Empire & Dynasty in China

The Mongol Empire was the second-largest empire in history, and the largest ever seen up until its time. This lesson explains how the Mongols were able to conquer China, as well as innovations that allowed them to conquer other regions, before concluding with a discussion on the Yuan Dynasty.

The History and Power of the British Monarchy

7. The History and Power of the British Monarchy

In this lesson, we will explore the history of the British monarchy from its early days to modern times. We will pay special attention to the ways in which the monarch's power has changed throughout the centuries.

Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary

8. Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary

The Middle Passage, the second leg of the Triangle Trade of transatlantic slavery, was a horrific ordeal for the millions of Africans kidnapped from their home nations.

Culture, History & Politics of Caribbean South America

9. Culture, History & Politics of Caribbean South America

This lesson focuses on the lands of Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and French Guiana. It highlights the colonization of these areas by countries like Spain, France, and the Netherlands.

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