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Age of Adventure, An (Article)
An introduction to the travels of three great adventurers in Afro-Eurasia.
Four World Zones, The (Article)
For a brief period, from about 10,000 years ago to about 500 years ago, the rising seas at the end of the last ice age divided the world. Four non-connected geographic zones formed. Four distinct groups of people created their own cultures. They
Greco-Roman: Early Experiments in Participatory Government (Article)
Like the other civilizations you have studied, geography shaped the history and culture of both Greece and Rome. These civilizations developed in mountainous regions, which posed agricultural, transportation, and communication challenges for set
Ibn Battuta (Article)
The account of the travels of the Muslim legal scholar Ibn Battuta in the first half of the fourteenth century reveals the wide scope of the Muslim world at that time.
Introduction to Agrarian Civilizations (Article)
During the same narrow sliver of cosmic time,cities, states, and civilizations formed on their own in several places around the world
Marco Polo (Article)
At the height of the Mongol Empire, Marco Polo served Emperor Kublai Khan in China and returned to Venice to write an account of his experiences that would give Europeans some of their earliest information about China.
Mesoamerica: Repeated Reinventions (Article)
Mesoamerica was home to many civilizations over the course of the last 3,000 years. The Olmecs, Maya, the people of Teotihuacan, and the Aztecs all dominated this region, either politically or religiously, at some point in that time frame. While
Uruk: The World's First Big City (Article)
The city of Uruk arose about 5,000 years ago. Although it isnt the oldest city in the world, it did have a large population that was supported by agriculture. The written and archaeological evidence unearthed by scholars demonstrates that peopl
Zheng He (Article)
In the early 1400s, Zheng He led the largest ships in the world on seven voyages, exploring lands around the Indian Ocean. His travels showed off China's excellent shipbuilding and navigation skills.

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