Understand the effects of the reopening of the ancient "Silk Road" between Europe and China, including Marco Polo's travels and the location of his routes.

The Mongol Empire

How did the Mongol Empire destroy states and increase the interconnection of Afroeurasia? Download Primary Source Set: The Mongol Empire

This inquiry set features primary sources that demonstrate two main characteristics of the Mongol Empire: violent conquest and expansion of international trade and cultural exchange.