Post-Classical Era Trade Networks
3.1 Unlike the Classical Era, trade networks in the post-Classical Era expanded in geographical range. They expanded due to the growth of trade in luxury goods such as silk and cotton textiles, the innovations in transportation and commercial technologies such as caravan organization, the use of a compass, larger ship designs,new forms of credit, and commercial infrastructures like the Grand Canal in China. 126.96.36.199 New technologies that accompanied these developments were more sophisticated caravan organization such as Caravanserai and Camel saddles, the compass and astolabe, larger ship designs, and the Grand Canal. New government policies that accompanied these developments were new forms of credit and monetization …show more content…
Their impact was significant because the expanding of networks enabled greater interregional borrowing while sustaining diversity. 3.1.I Unlike in the Classical ere, the geographical range of trade networks in the post-Classical era expanded due to improved transportation and commercial practices that led to an increased volume of trade. 3.1.I.A Existing trade networks in the Classical era that continued to grow in the post-Classical era were the Silk Roads, the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean Basin, and trans-saharan. 3.1.I.B Muslim merchant communities in the Indian Ocean region, Chinese merchant communities in Southeast Asia, Sogdian merchant communities throughout Central Asia, Jewish communities in the Mediterranean, along the silk roads, or the Indian Ocean Basin. 3.1.I.C Innovations in transportation and commercial technologies such as Caravanserai, larger ship designs,the compass,and the Grand Canal enabled the growth of interregional trade in luxury …show more content…
3.1.III.D The diffusion of literary, artistic, and cultural traditions happened due to increased cross-cultural interactions.
3.1.III.E the diffusion of scientific and technological traditions occurred also due to increased cross-cultural interactions.
3.1.IV The biological effects of post-classical trade were continued diffusion of crops and pathogens along the trade routes.
3.1.IV.A New foods and crops that diffused were Bananas in Africa, New rice in East Asia, cotton, sugar, and citrus throughout the Dar-al-Islam.
3.1.IV.B Diseases and pathogens spread, such as the Black Death.
3.2 Some states attempted to revive imperial structures with less centralized states in Afro-Eurasia. The caliphate was introduced to Afro-Eurasia by the expansion of Islam. Powerful states developed in Mesoamerica and the Andean region.
3.2.I.A The post-classical states avoided the mistakes of classical empires by reconstituting government in Byzantine empires and Chinese dynasties. For example, in China, they combined traditional power with better