Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 21: Reaching Out: Expanding Horizons of Cross-Cultural Interaction

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Identify and discuss important long-distance postclassical trade patterns and routes.
  • Explain the reasons behind an increase in postclassical political, religious, and diplomatic travel.
  • Discuss the roles of missionary campaigns, long-distance travel, and cross-cultural exchanges.
  • Explain the presence and spread of pandemics across the era.
  • Explain the rise of the Ming dynasty in China.
  • Discuss and identify state-building recovery efforts in Europe.
  • Outline some key elements of the Renaissance in Europe.
  • Compare and contrast Ming and European exploration efforts.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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