Okay folks, you have nine days to tackle your first non-curved test. Here we begin a real acceleration of the data we need to deal with as the Columbian Exchange, the revitalization of Islam through the Turks, and Russian expansion into Siberia turn up the pace of change. This is not a thematic chapter. A good approach to digesting these societies is to create a SPICE chart for each, then load up with details/evidence.
I'd wish you luck, but luck has nothing to do with this!