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

Week

Section

Lecture

Seminar

1 Introductions

Global Connections, 1200-1500

Global Connections

2 Spaces

Central Asia and the Silk Roads

Silk Road

3

The Indian Ocean and maritime interactions

Maritime Interactions

4

Southeast Asia and the Chinese diaspora

Diaspora

5

Modes of connecting

The spread of Islam

Religion

6

Reading Week (no lecture or seminar)

7

Land empires: Mongols, Timurids and Safavids

Land empires

8

Travellers and travel narratives

Travel

9

Sites of interaction

Science and technology

Jesuits and Science

10

The diplomatic gift

Embassies and Diplomacy