The Islamic world had the rise and role of Dar al-Islam that was a way of unifying cultural and economic forces in Eurasia and Africa. Islam provided social continuity during and after the caliphates. The caliphates were the era of Islam’s ascendency from the death of Mohammed until the thirteenth century. There was a huge trade going on with the spread of military conquest, trade and missionary activity. The Sufis so happened to be the most active missionaries.
European Imperialism Position Essay In the nineteenth century European Imperialism began in Africa. This means that European countries wanted to extend their power into Africa. (www.dictionary.com, Web.) The main reasons for this to happen were that Africa was a good market for manufactured goods to be sold at high prices. It was also an abundant source of raw materials and the Suez Canal could be a beneficial way to transport them.
The Mali Empire was strong with forces, which their empire was the size of Western Europe. Mali was a world power, which made them over more dominion of its neighbors. Mali traded with Europe and Egypt, which were very successful because most of the trade items were gold. Mali adopted the religion of Islam, which was another addition contribution to their success. The fall of the Mali Empire was the death of their leader Mansa.
As we know today, there is a historical resemblance in the spread of Christianity to the spread if Islam as they affected places and the people they have conquered within the time of 600 BCE to 732 CE in the areas specifically in the middle east, Europe, some parts of Asia and in some parts of Africa, particularly Egypt. Compared to Islam, Christianity was more aggressive in their conquers within the era. This is because of several methods Christians used such as taxation, and conquests. As well as similarities in the use of missionaries, and other passive methods: including trade and the adaptability to the religion itself. Islam began centuries before Christianity by the Prophet Muhammad.
Britain’s strategic motives in Africa centred on thwarting the growth of rival European powers as well as securing its interests in Africa. However there was a clear symbiotic relationship between strategic and economic concerns, during the expansion period. One of the first incidents in Africa where this was made manifest was when Britain invaded Egypt in 1882. The Suez Canal was of major strategic importance as it allowed ships to access the empires ‘Jewel in the crown’ India faster, through the red sea instead on going around Africa, as well as faster transportation of Arab oil. The canal was also of economic significance as historian Simon Smith reminds us that ‘80% of the Suez traffic was British, and13% of Britain’s trade passed through the canal’ , this is due to most of Britain’s trade with India passing through the Suez.
The major religion of Islam became strengthened by merchants along the Silk Road. Islam was often spread through missionaries, but it was mainly through the help of merchants. Due to the trade along the Silk Road, merchants were successful in encouraging Islamic beliefs to the rest of the world. However, although there were changes between materials and cultures, the Silk Roads had a continuity of purpose. From the beginning, the Silk Roads were used to transfer goods to and from Europe and Asia.
However, in the time before the Europeans arrived in Africa in the late 15th century, the civilizations of Africa had already accomplished many great things. We have a multitude of unbiased accounts about the success and importance of many African empires, kingdoms, and cities. The Aksumite empire was an important international trading center, and was a major stop on many trade routes along the coast of the Red Sea, and inland towards the Nile River and the Sahara Desert. The ancient kingdom of Ghana, at one time in its history, was the controller of the trans-Saharan gold and salt trade, and made sure that the world knew it. The court of the Ghanaian king was described as a luxurious place filled with luxurious people; even the dogs wore collars of gold and silver.
Ibn Jubayr says “If Paradise be on earth, Damascus must be I; if it is in Heaven, Damascus can parallel and match it” (Doc 1). Damascus was the center of Islam, which influenced people in that surrounding to convert to Islam. Scattered routes allow the expansion of trade (Doc 9). The establishments of Muslim Holy Cities were very strategic because they helped conduct thorough commerce and religious concepts (Doc 4). Al-Jahiz says that while for a spot, he found a new Capital of Islam on the right bank of the Tigris (Doc 7).
This was largely beneficial dwellers of Asia and Africa, which had large parts dry. The people acquired knowledge on how to construct wells. This knowledge is still being applied today in these regions. Through trade, Islam enabled the mixing of various cultures, which led to emergence of new towns as Islamic faith advanced in these regions. It enabled the emergency of new kingdoms such as the Mali Kingdom in modern day Mali.
The Era of 1492 through 1750 opened up doors to new worlds for the growing independent and conductive european world. This period was well known for the exceptional discoveries that occurred during it such as the europeans discoveries of the americas and the atlantic slave trade “triangle trade “ both memorable and history changing events in world history .These events focused mainly on the following three regions Western Europe ,Africa , and the Americas. Communication lead to the expansion of the economics of all the following regions . unfortunately they damaged the social structures of the africa while also making way for the new social structures to form in the americas . during the 1492 europe began to flourish in the economy