Unit 3: Post-Classical Age. 600 C.E. – 1450 C.E. . Tabs. 3.1 Communication & Exchange Networks 3.2 State Forms & Interactions 3.3 Increased Productive Capacity & Its Consequences . 3.1 Communication & Exchange Networks.
600 C.E. – 1450 C.E.
A. Existing trade flourished
B. The growth of interregional trade dependent on new technology, including more sophisticated caravan organization; use of the compass, astrolabe, and larger ship designs in sea travel; and new forms of credit and monetization.
C. Commercial growth: state practices, trading organizations, and state-sponsored commercial infrastructures(Grand Canal, China)
E. The expansion of empires facilitated Trans-Eurasian trade and communication as new peoples were drawn into their conquerors' economies and trade networks.
II. Migration = linguistic & environmental effects
III. Cross-cultural exchange intensified new networks of trade & communication
B. Cultural Diffusion through trade & interaction
II. Labor Organization