25In what ways did the Tang and Son resemble the classical Han dynasty period, and in what ways had China changed?How did China influence East Asia from 600C.E. to 1450?Tribute systemSong dynasty economic revolutionBushidoSilla dynasty
32What distinguished the first centuries of Islamic history form the early history of Christianity and Buddhism?How led to the immense religious and political/military success of Islam in its early centuries?
33QuranPillars of IslamUmmaHajiIbn BattutaMeccaTimbuktuBaghdadShariasufis
36Prior to the Mongols, in what ways had pastoral peoples been significant in world history? In what ways did the Mongol empire resemble other empires, and in what ways did it differ form them? Why did it last a relatively short time?