WH9: The Indian Ocean Trade Network

3rd Period, don’t forget the charity drive!

Vocabulary for this unit:

The functions of money- measure of value, store of value, medium of exchange

Price mechanism


Hard Currency

Normal goods

Luxury goods




Tariffs and excise taxes

Law of Demand

Law of Supply

Equilibrium/equilibrium price

Cities of the Zanj documents:

Focus Questions: How would these documents help a merchant plan a trading voyage? How might these documents be unreliable?



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