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Caravans and Traders: Global Connections, 1200-1500 (HI2B8): Timetable

Week


Lecture

Seminar

1

Global Connections and the thirteenth-century world (AG + GR)

Global Connections

2

Central Asia and the Silk Roads (AG)

Silk Road

3

Maritime explorations: Zheng He and the Arab seafarers (GR)

Maritime Explorations

4

Travel and Travellers: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Wang Dayuan (AG)

Travel records

5


Religious connections and the spread of Islam (AG)

Religion

6

Reading Week (no lecture or seminar)

 
7

Empires: Mongols, Timurids and Mali (AG)

Land empires

8

Science and technology: China and the Islamic World (GR)

Science and technology

9


Cities and migrating communities (AG + LM + GR)

Cities and migration

10

Global connections and the sixteenth-century world (AG + GR)

Sixteenth-century world