This affected the Axum Empire in many ways. They (Axum people) had gained wealth because it was a great trade point and from it, it was introduced to religions, Christianity and Islam. Another empire is called the Kingdom of Ghana in Western Africa. They became one of the richest civilizations due to commerce. In document two, it states that the amount of wealth was visible because of what the pages were wearing.
Islamic Empire The Islamic empire expanded to one of history’s largest empires between 650 and 1000 (Craig 298). This was due to factors and components such as military prowess, Islamic society ideals and ‘the abode submission,’ religion, and politics (Craig 296-298). Military prowess was one of them most important abilities of the Islamic empire that enabled the expansion of the empire. This expansion was due to the weakness of the Byzantine Empire and the Sasanids, as a result of “chronic warfare with one another (Craig 297).” The specially trained caliphs and field generals were another part of the success of the Islamic conquest. This is significant factor because military prowess led to the growth of Islam and made it an important figure in history.
Between 1100 to 1600 C.E. cities played the role of maintaining social and cultural structure with a greater power in charged that provided a booming success with the economy. During 1100 to 1600 C.E. it was very common for the western and eastern hemispheres of the world to have someone in charge of a city to take care of the civilians. Sometimes these cities were even under monarchy that helped the economy greatly with vendors selling rare gems and gold outside of their castle gates.
During the Post-Classical Age, cities and urban areas in Muslim society helped with the diffusion of Religion, expanded commerce and trade, and spread of knowledge and literary. Education was one of the three main reasons why Muslim cities thrive. Al-Hijari Andalusian states in document 2, “Under the Umayyad, it served as the throne of the caliphate, heart of the entire region, cupola of Islam, and home of the imam. Unto it flocked seekers of science and poetry, for it was a resort of the noble and a mine of the learned.” Coming from an Iberian Muslim of Arab origins, Al-Hijari makes a valid point because he would have known the best education there was to be found in that area. Many would have traveled here in order to obtain knowledge or to further their knowledge.
And along with the preservation of gender roles, Muslim societies still managed to keep their advanced educational system in the Golden Age of Islam. During this Golden Age many scholars developed superior inventions in math and science causing advances in the world of medicine and commerce, along with creating excellent examples of artistic creativity, such as their amazing architecturally designed buildings, ceramics, calligraphy and much
These cities were centers for trade and home to very diverse populations as Marco Polo explains in document six. Theses cities were spread out evenly along the Silk Road and other various trade routes, as shown in document 8, this made moving from town to town, selling your goods quite easy. I think I would have been able to elaborate more on this topic of trade if I had a document such as a journal entry by a merchant in the Middle East during this time in the world, just to understand what they thought about the cities and traveling between them. These settlements also provided the Islamic people with safe places to live. Cities in the post-classical Muslim society were built to withstand attacks from the warring nomads if need be.
These raids spread the territory from the Middle East, to Africa, and finally to Spain (Document C). The religion spread just as quickly as the raids did so many people were introduced to Islam and many joined in. The next reason why Islam spread so quickly was because of the major trade routes around Mecca. Mecca was a major trade city for many people and the center for the caravan trade. Many traders would enter Mecca and encounter
Great Britain beat the Dutch in producing and trading low priced products and goods during the consumer revolution. Most of the colonies were agriculture but the colonial cities like Boston were gathering places to distribute goods to the countryside. The cities where also filled with artisans like blacksmiths, furniture makers, and jewelers. These artisans greatly benefited from the consumer market that was expanding. As well, some of them would achieve great success from this.
The military success of the Muslims greatly helped increase the area they controlled and boosted their ability to fight off others who might want to harm them. Another key factor that helped Islam become popular very quickly was the trading routes of Muslims. The center of
It was also an abundant source of raw materials and the Suez Canal could be a beneficial way to transport them. The Imperialism ended up having a positive effect on Africa because the population grew, new ways of transportation and communication were introduced, and Africans became educated therefore they had more opportunities ahead of them. To begin, the African population grew as Imperialism was taking place in their country. The Europeans were far more advanced and knew how to keep a healthy diet, which they showed the African citizens. (www.slideshare.net, Web.)