HIST 209

A history of the world from the sixth century to the mid- fifteenth century. This course deals with the barbarian invasions and the collapse of the classical empires in Europe, China, and India; the expansion of universal religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity; the birth of Islam and the early Islamic Empires; the crusades; the Torko-Mongol Empires; the silk routes and the effect of trade and commerce on Europe and Asia, and the origins of European expansion into the rest of the world.