This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Valerie Hansen to get a global perspective on the Middle Ages at the turn of the millennium, including how cultures were connecting in the year 1000, what goods people were trading, and just how far the trade routes went.
Valerie Hansen is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University. She is the author of The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began, and The Silk Road: A New History. Click here to visit her website or follow her on Twitter @VHansenYear1000
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Top Image: The world map of Muhammad al-Idrisi, created in the 12th century.