00. How did trade in the Mediterranean differ from trade in the Indian Ocean?
00. What was the nature, scale, and significance of the trade between the Roman Empire and Asia (India and China)? Does the evidence support the theory that a trade deficit with Asia undermined the Roman economy and thus contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire?
00. Research shipbuilding and sailing technology in the Indian Ocean, 300 b.c.e.–1100 c.e.
00. Research iron technology and products in sub-Saharan Africa to 1100 c.e.
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Map of Trade Routes and Empires in the First Century c.e.
The Silk Road (University of California at Irvine)