Many aspects of the African and American economies remained unchanged by maintaining an agrarian based economy. As trade began to increase between Europe, the Americas, and Africa, many social transformations began to take place. The national monarchs that lived within Western Europe wanted to increase their power and began to look for more trade routes to increase their wealth. This rise in trading led to the growth of the middle class in Western Europe. The middle class developed because the increase of trading opened up room for specialized workers Along with the growth of the middle class bankers, capitalists, and other occupations also began to develop.
DBQ Islam cities In the postclassical Islam world, cities played major roles in creating the first global civilization, Islam. They played a huge part in trade and in religion, while providing people with a safe place to live, and promoting the general welfare. These cities were the roots of the Arab peninsula, and helped shape the modern day Middle East. The cities were located along trade routes, and served as checkpoints for traders and merchants during their travels. These cities were centers for trade and home to very diverse populations as Marco Polo explains in document six.
Having these two areas under its control meant that the Mediterranean was once again a Roman sea, and the trade that was now available to the empire would greatly increase its revenue. Justinian would further improve his legacy as these two former Roman territories were still very important to the Byzantine Empire. However, the conquests expanded throughout more than just North Africa and Italy. Conquests were throughout parts of Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, as Document 6 shows. The conquest of Africa in 533 by Belisarius also increased the wealth of the empire as the general took back the Vandal treasury, once plundered from
Dredged the canal was very important for communication and business. These policies helped developing the economy and drove the development of business. The developing of commerce was showed in the flourishing metropolises. Chang’an and Luoyang were the biggest metropolis. Chang’an was the capital.
DBQ: Patterns of Trade from 1000-1450 Between the years 1000 and 1450, trade networks throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia were established and thriving. European and Muslim influence was working its way into Africa and China via the world trade network. Of course, these contacts from trade left cultural consequences in the areas they assimilated in to. The documents allude to Muslims having a greater influence and cultural impression on their contacts than the Europeans did on theirs, who emphasized religious conversion and admiring the goods and cultures that interested them. An additional document from the perspective of an African or Asian merchant would be useful, as the documents given only showed perceptions from Europeans or Muslims.
They developed trade links to many countries and established lots of new herbs and plants. The Egyptians also found a new way of communication – writing. This is a key theme throughout Egyptian medicine as we can use written records as evidence for our theories on what actually happened after prehistoric times. Egypt was very different from prehistoric Isbister; it was a much more wealthy country and one of the most advanced civilisations known to the world. Its wealth was based on the River Nile and the fertile soil in which gave rich harvests of good crops, farming was so successful that even land owners in Egypt became very fortunate.
From 750BC international trade grew, and being motivated by social and political factors including inner-state alliances, the continuing uniformity of measurements, warfare, the spread of currency, colonisation, and safer seas subsequent to the willpower to eliminate piracy, contacts spread across the Mediterranean. From 600 BCE trade was largely aided by the creation of specially designed merchant ships, and particular permanent trading places (such as the port shown in source 1) where merchants of varying backgrounds met to trade
The Romans were especially successful in building an economically sound empire. As one would think, production is the first step in the process of making a profit. The Romans had a large variety of items that they produced. Examples include iron, lead, leather, marble, olive oil, perfumes, purple dye, silk, silver, spices, timber, tin and wine. They were able to produce most of these items due to their large range of labor, from slave farmers to wealthy merchants.
Gold and silver were transported to India where merchants transported crops from India to the East African Coast. But, the Columbian Exchange brought new crops and more silver to the Indian Ocean region which provided new types of resources and goods for trade. A change would have been the increased involvement of European traders because they began to colonize and have economic ambitions. For example, Europeans began to open their own trade ports throughout the Indian Ocean region. The Opium trade with China profited the British by having the Opium produced in India and transporting it to China for trade.
They farmed, fished and traded. Their main source of income was tobacco which they exported along with rice, timber and fish. They wanted immigrants to join them in America to increase their population. This increase gave them great dominance in America and later helped them in getting independence. A great number of immigrants came as indentured servants.