One of the main themes of our course has been the importance of interaction: cultural, biological, economic, religious, military and spatial.
What, in your opinion was the most important form of interaction that led to the formation of the great Empires of the Axial Age? Why was this interaction the most
important one? Give at least three examples that help back up your opinion.
Although no prescribed length is required, your essay must be long enough to answer the question posed. Remember to think critically and to provide analysis in your
answer. A better than average essay will utilize and incorporate material from our course readings (from Ferguson, Canvas and Fernandez-Armesto). You must however,
provide citations and use an appropriate system of citation (i.e. MLA or the Chicago Manual of Style).