Expanding Networks of Exchange, c. 1200 - c. 1450

Networks of exchange are a major part of AP World History: Modern, and they are frequently a topic on the AP World exam. Technically exchange networks are part of Unit 2, but Units 1 and 2 are from the same time period: the late Middle Ages, c. 1200 – c. 1450 CE. “Network of exchange” means connections between societies across distance. Usually, these were based on trade routes, but people besides merchants traveled on them. “Exchange” included both trade in physical items, like silk cloth or gold coins, and the spread of ideas, like Buddhism or the way to grow bananas. Students should know how three large exchange networks operated in this period: Silk Roads, Indian Ocean, and Trans-Saharan.

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