Period 2 Content Overview and Chapter Hub
Period 2: Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies, c. 600 B.C.E. to c. 600 C.E.
OR, The Classical Period, 1,000 B.C.E.,-500 C.E.: Uniting Large Regions
In period 2, it's all about how empires get bigger and establish contacts with other peoples. During this period we will observe religious and cultural exchanges, but at the same time people within their regions will adopt distinctive ethical codes.
- The development and codification of religious and cultural traditions (2.1)
- The development of states and empires (2.2)
- The emergence of transregional networks of communication and exchange (2.3)