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AP World History Review
Period 3: Regional and TransRegional Interactions
c. 600 CE – c. 1450 CE
Bill Strickland
East Grand Rapids High School
East Grand Rapids, MI
[email protected]
KC 3.1 Expansion & Intensification of
Communication & Exchange Networks
 Improved transportation technologies &
commercial practices led to increased
trade volume, & expanded geog range of
trade networks
 Movement of peoples caused linguistic &
environmental effects
KC 3.1 Expansion & Intensification of
Communication & Exchange Networks
 Exchange fostered by intensification of
existing, or creation of new networks
 Continuity: diffusion of crops & pathogens
through E Hemisphere along trade routes.
KC 3.2 Continuity & Innovation
of State Forms & their Interactions
 Empires collapsed & reconstituted; in
some regions new state forms emerged.
 Inter-regional contacts & conflicts btwn
states/empires encouraged significant
technological & cultural transfers
 btwn
Tang China & Abbasids
 across Mongol empires/khanates
 during the Crusades
KC 3.3 Increased Economic Productive
Capacity & Its Consequences
 Innovations stimulated agric & industrial
production
 Fate of cities varied greatly
 Periods
of significant decline/increased
urbanization buoyed by rising
productivity/expanding trade
KC 3.3 Increased Economic Productive
Capacity & Its Consequences
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Continuities:
 Social
structures shaped by class/caste
 Patriarchy persisted; however, women exercised
more power/influence (Mongols & W Africa, Japan & SE Asia)
 Methods of Production
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free peasant agriculture
nomadic pastoralism
craft production/guilds
coerced/unfree labor
gov’t imposed labor taxes
military obligations
KC 3.3 Increased Economic Productive
Capacity & Its Consequences
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Changes in labor management & effects of
religious conversion on gender relations & family
life
 Diffusion
of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, NeoConfucianism led to significant changes in gender
relations/family structure.
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New forms of coerced labor appeared:
 serfdom in Europe & Japan
 Incan mit’a
 Free peasants resisted attempts
to raise dues and
taxes by staging revolts
 Demand for slaves for military & domestic purposes
increased
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