IN THIS CHAPTER
Summary: Throughout the period from 600 to 1450, global contacts gradually
increased. In Eurasia, the Mongols served as trade facilitators between East
and West. In Africa, the migrations of Bantu-speaking peoples not only altered
the nature of African society but also led to new contacts between African
and Arab peoples in the eastern portions of sub-Saharan Africa. Indian Ocean
trade networks enriched contacts between African and Asian peoples. The
eastern portion of the Roman empire gradually lost territory to the Turks as
Western Europe built upon Islamic and Greco-Roman traditions to forge a
new society on the European continent.
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Publication information: Book title: AP World History. Contributors: Peggy J. Martin - Author. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2008. Page number: 122.
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