two double spaced typed pages (minimum) for EACH ESSAY ANSWER; parenthetical citing [Ways, 124], and ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE SOURCES. 1. Trace and discuss the connection of commerce and trade between the cultures of this unit and their effect on world history. Include the silk roads (sand and sea, too) the Islamic Empire, worlds of Christendom, China during the Ming Dynasty, and across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. 2. Trace and discuss the role of women through this unit, comparing and contrasting their roles in the cultures of China, Islamic societies, during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and in the Americas, including native North America and the Aztecs. 3. Traces, discuss and compare the existence of scholarship and humanism as evidenced by the the cultures of this unit. Include China, Southernization, Islam, the Muslim Synthesis, the Middle Ages and the Byzantine Empire, monastic institutions and the Renaissance. Let me know if you need anymore information.