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The Emergence of Interregional Networks - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers how interregional networks emerged throughout the middle and medieval ages. The lessons explore different regions of the world, including West and East Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. As you progress through the chapter, you will learn about Trans-Saharan trade and the empires that controlled key trade routes in the Middle Ages. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Outline trade networks in the Middle Ages, their routes and the empires that controlled them
- Detail the ecosystems and trade routes on the Niger River in the 12th through 16th centuries
- Discuss Egyptian trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Nile Valley
- Identify Trans-Saharan trade and West African Sudanic states
You can track your progress through the chapter with self-assessment quizzes following each lesson. Revisit main points in the video lessons using video tags to jump to different topics. Lesson transcripts are also available, where you'll find key words in bold. Visit your Dashboard to stay organized and see how far you've progressed through the course.
1. Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes
In this lesson, we explore several of the more important trade networks during the Middle Ages, from the Silk Road across Central Asia to the gold trade across the Sahara.
2. The Niger River: Ecosystems & Trade Routes in Africa (12th-16th Centuries)
This lesson explores the history of the Niger River Valley. The lesson highlights the trans-Saharan caravan trade and the cities of Djenne and Timbuktu.
3. Egyptian Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean & Nile Valley
Learn how Egypt used its many ports to grow its economy and how it traded for the goods that the Ancient World couldn't get enough of in this lesson. Then, test your knowledge with a short quiz.
4. Trans-Saharan Trade & West African Sudanic States
In this lesson we explore the beginning, height, and decline of the trans-Saharan trade and the various states in West Africa which thrived off the trade.
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