Third Wave Societies 600 CE - 1450
A large part of the story of this period is the spread of three world religions. This Annenberg video will help you understand that process.
Commerce & Culture
This site has some amazing interactive maps that make understanding the Indian Ocean trade network easy and fun.
28 minute, quality video on the Silk, Sand, & Turquoise roads.
Useful background info on the Indian Ocean Network (Sea Roads)
A very handy timeline of Chinese dynasties.
Great maps and graphics, parts Strayer 1
The Mongol Moment
Here's some great stuff from Columbia to help you understand the "Mongol Moment" as we reassess their contributions, and destruction!
Worlds of the 15th Century
A Game Changer, Islam
"Terrible he rode alone,
With his Yemen sword for aid;
Ornament it carried none,
But the notches on the blade."
~ The Death Feud, an Arab War Song