Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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10: Mon, Oct 7, 2019
Please read the chapter and take the quiz by midnight on Sun, Oct 6, 2019.
Please also post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
We return to some of the regions we covered at the very beginning of World History I: the Mesopotamian valley and India. We've discussed these regions with respect to their geographic resources in some detail through several chapters, including the rise of Islam and the development and control of the Silk Route across central Asia. Changing access to resources during the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries support the expansion and then limit the development of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires, sometimes in similar ways, and sometimes very differently. How does access to certain resources enable the growth of territory, institutions, and culture in each empire? How do the empires adapt to changes in resource availability, both successfully and not so successfully?
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