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Intellectual Discourse and Global Connectivity in the Early Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description In the early medieval period, like in any other period of human history, ideas travelled wherever people travelled. The early Middle Ages are here defined as the seventh, eighth, and ninth centuries, and since there were...

The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador. There was a collapse...

Medieval Japan, 1100–1600

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description Japan is an archipelago pressed between the world’s largest continent (Asia) and its biggest ocean (the Pacific). It consists of hundreds of islands lying between 45 degrees north latitude and 31 degrees south...

The Korean Kingdom of Silla (ca. 300–935)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The kingdom of Silla (traditional dates, 57 BCE–935 CE), centred on present-day Kyŏngju in southeastern Korea, gradually expanded to control most of the Korean peninsula south of the Taedong River. Silla was initially one...

Trade Systems, 600–900: Tang China and the Abbasid Caliphate

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description In the world of early medieval trade, different regions assumed different roles in the transfer of commodities across Afro-Eurasia. The most dynamic regions served as engines driving production, exchange, and consumption,...

Early Medieval Migration and Mobility, Fourth–Ninth Centuries

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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... covers the period from 1000 CE onwards, but provides very useful examples of how to integrate medieval migration history within the wider field of migration studies in a global perspective. Erik Hovden , Christina Lutter , and Walter Pohl...