Agriculture was another continuty because it remained a huge part of the economy, even with expansion and advances in iron working. The reason for this was Sub-Saharan Africa did not have much resources and did not focus on manufacturing goods. Around the 7th
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
Each coin was engraved with the title of an Emperor’s reign upon them. * Chinese Silk * Stirrup * Salt, Charcoal, Cotton, Flour * Slaves, tortoise shells Political Models: * Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty * General Zhang Jian of China * Rulers of the Sasanid Empire Improvements on the Transport of Goods: * Camels- Camels can sustain long journeys without water. Not only could they travel long periods without water, but they are able to travel in different environments. For example, they can travel along high mountains and cold steppes and travel in arid deserts. * Caravans- the wheeled vehicles allowed the merchants to travel must quicker and carry more goods to trade while going from place to place.
During the time period between 300 C.E. and 1450 C.E., the Silk Road served the same purpose while experiencing diminutive changes. For example, the items exchanged between these civilizations changed over time because of advancements in technology with new innovations being bartered. The Silk Road always aided trade and circulated goods between Arabian, Chinese, Greek, Indian, Persian, and Roman civilizations. The end of the Era of Division through the Sui dynasty (300-618), the Tang dynasty (618-907), and the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties (907-1450) were three key periods of time that the Silk Road flourished and altered the most.
Their wealth came from trade across the Sahara Desert; they traded slaves and other goods. West Africa had gold, and everyone wanted it. Gold paid a huge tribute to their wealth. The cultural structure was based off of different local religions and practices; there wasn’t one official religion. Along with West Africa, other countries relied on trade for their wealth.
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.
Long distance trade across Afro-Eurasia Long distance trade really increased in Afro-Eurasia from 500c.e. to 1500c.e. Some of the reasons for the increase included the introduction of camels, transportation with boats, and transportation on the silk roads. Some of these trade routes were easier to transport stuff more efficiently, but they all were used. Firstly, camels were introduced in about 300c.e..
Trading itself promotes and even demands interaction. I believe trade was crucial to interaction among people, without they have no reason to mingle and share ideas. When the Muslims spread across Egypt and North Africa they brought the teachings of Islam with them. History of trade, social, and historical events were found to be well kept in kingdoms under Islamic rule. Islam brought a better literacy to its kingdoms, where accounts by Arabic kingdoms were less frequently written and more frequently oral stories.
The Indian Ocean was a power trading region that encouraged the spread of religion, crops, languages and people. Goods and ideas were traded consistently throughout this 1,100 year time period, but the traders, merchants, powers, trading systems, and some of the products changed from 650 to 1750. Trade flourished as the spices, textiles, manufactured goods, and raw goods of the Indian Ocean became staples that the western world came to depend on heavily. But, trade of these items was already in effect long before the Europeans arrived. This continuity of sea trade can be seen throughout 650-1750, rising and falling at times.
It has paved the way for a better way of living and surviving. The ancient writings and drawings was the eye into culture. We could see and learn how humans lived day to day, what were their religious beliefs and practices, and how talented they were in art and technology. These discoveries led to great economic change. Some of the changes that came about were individuality, women’s rights, indoor plumbing, and the right to bear arms, electric lighting, mathematics, and dance.