Significance of Asia and the Indian Ocean in world history leading up to and into the 1600s
According to Robert Marks, lectures and other readings, what is the significance of Asia and the Indian Ocean
in world history leading up to and into the 1600s? What role did China play in the global economy during this
time, and what Chinese monetary policy opened the door for European trade? What were the effects of this
new trade dynamic?
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