The Aztecs were a great Empire that lasted approximately 200 years. They entered the Valley of Mexico from North and founded their capital in the center of a lake. Their capital was called Tenochtitlan, and it was founded in 1325. In 1428 a Triple Alliance was formed with other two cities, Texcoco and Tlacopan, consolidating what we now call, the Great Aztec Empire. The primary source, The Broken Spears, not only tells us about the Conquest of the Aztec Empire by the Spaniards, but it reveals us some of their social, cultural and political aspects.
The leader that everyone referred to as Mohammad had various things to offer his followers.(1) ~insert an opinion on this topic~According to documents 1 and 2 he offered things to his followers and the leaders of Christian Arab tribes.(2) Document 1 states that , “Believe or else pay tribute [money]… obey the Lord and His Apostle [Mohammad], and he will defend you.”(3) This shows that you are only offered something if you believe what he believes or believe in him.(4) In document 2 it is to be said that if you are a Muslim and you follow him you will be brought into the garden of paradise unfortunately if you do not you will be punished.(5) I believe that the strategy isn’t right due to the fact that if someone does not believe in his word
During the time period between 600 CE and 1450 CE, Afro-Eurasia experienced a deepening of old and new human interactions across the region. This resulted in an increase in wealth and cross-cultural exchanges. During this time, the prophet Muhammad spread Islam throughout the Afro-Eurasian region. Also, the expansion of empires like imperial China, the Byzantine empire, and Mongol empire helped Afro-Eurasia trade and communication as new people developed their conquerors economies and trade networks, as well as ideas. Like many empires, migrations also had a significant environmental impact on the Afro-Eurasia region. For example, the Bantu speaking people who spread iron technology and agricultural techniques throughout Africa, as well as the maritime migrations who cultivated foods and domesticated animals as they moved. However, migrations also brought about diseases, like the plague, which killed 30% of the population in Afro-Eurasia. Ultimately, the increase of interregional trade, in Afro-Eurasia, can be seen through the spread of religion and cultural diffusion, expansion, and knowledge/technology throughout different regions.
The attitudes of Christianity and Islam towards merchants and trade are different from one another in the beginning stages, but as time progress each moderate their earlier views. In the beginning Christians found it unfit to be a rich merchant, while Islam’s judgment on trade was acceptable as long as they were honest and the trading was just. As time went by over a couple hundred years, the followers if each belief changed their views on trade, though it was acceptable, merchants were expected to trade geniuses.
The Silk Road was a network of trading routes that spread across most of Asia and connected areas of eastern Europe back to China in 200 BCE to 1450 CE. Although many changes happened throughout this time, such as changes in religions in the area and social hierarchies, many things stayed constant, such as the desire for luxury goods and the trade of new technologies, religions, and products.
The Islamic religion spreaded quickly because of trade. Based on the fact, that Islam had trade over many empires. Corresponding to the map on Document A, “ Adding from the profits of caravans was a brisk pilgrimage trade, for Mecca was the site of Arabia 's holiest shrine. In addition, the holy city, Mecca was the main site for trade. According to the map, followed by Document C, ”Mecca, the holy city, had military campaigns and was in the middle of Arabia, near the coastlines.” Ultimately, Arabs transported goods to market places. Document A state 's,”Vast camel trains, bearing species, perfume, precious metals, ivory and silk, filed through the town, headed north on the way from Yemen … to the
The Mediterranean Sea caused the Romans to spread out the army and guard more than one territory. They had to spread the army out evenly because of the range. If one territory got attacked, even though roads were built for the traveling ease of the men, they still could not be at the attack very quickly. Because of the location, a variety of cultures would have promoted trade. The Mediterranean Sea was the main sea to navigate for trade. There was no way of getting to Rome and many communities without traveling through the Mediterranean.
One of the major reasons that we have spices, tobacco, sugar, etc. and certain luxury items is due largely to the Afro-Eurasian trade world that took place in the fifteenth century. In comparison to the East in the Afro-Eurasian trade world, “Europe was constituted a minor outpost in the world trading system,” (page 447). They were constituted as a minor outpost mainly because “they did not produce many products [that were] desired by Eastern elites,” (page 447). Political and technological advancements allowed for both individual European explorers and the states that supported them to be able to go beyond the borders of their country to locate luxury goods, promote Christianity, and to be a discoverer of new lands and waters.
The Classical Civilizations, created a foundation of cultures, religions, government values, architecture, and additional contributions. The civilizations consisted of Greece, Rome, China, and India, which contributed many aspects of the world today. Without these civilizations, our current ways of life would be much different than they are. One main benefit from them was trading. Each civilization influenced each other in their ways and growth of trade. Trade in the classical civilization was a significant impact that shaped so much of the coming world.
Trade was a very significant part of Muslim society. The trade network is expansive and the routes extend across Europe, North Africa and Asia (Document 6). According to Marco Polo, an italian merchant, the people living in the cities make a living off of trading various textiles and goods. Merchants came from a vast number of countries to purchase and sell and the cities were well populated. In document 3, a persian Muslim traveler estimated about twenty
The religions of Christianity and Islam have very similar beliefs, but they also have a lot of differences, which make each religion distinctive from each other. Also, the Christian and Muslim merchants attitude changed over the thousands of years to match each other or go completely in the opposite way. One of their commons points included their view of fairness. They both also had their own differing opinions like their views of wealth and cheating. All in all, Christian and Muslim merchants have had different views of Merchants and trade over the years like their differing views of cheating and wealth, but they both had similar views of fairness.
Christians believed that trade was sinful because it caused people to want more materials. The merchants were affected by trade by leading them to becoming wealthy. Once they start getting used to having luxury goods, they will want more, and then that will lead to richness and valuable possessions that they will keep to themselves; if they become merchants, then they won’t be able to go into the kingdom of heaven (Doc 1). However, Muslims did allow trading, but it had to be fair, or they will not go to heaven; they supported it and commerce was practiced by many. The Qur’an gave rules on trade, and if truth was spoken on value of items when trading, then a merchant's transactions will be approved to go into heaven (Doc 2). ADD OUTSIDE INFO ON ISLAM. As St. Godric followed Christianity, he learned to give to the poor; this shows how Christians didn’t think about wealth as much in order to define themselves (Doc
Why was trade so pervasive in the Islamic world prior to contact with the Portuguese? In what ways did the Portuguese change those economic networks? What did they not change?
The Holy Roman Empire was an attempt by German princes to form an empire in the like of the earlier Roman Empire which was heavily influenced by Christianity. The Holy Roman Empire was located in western to central Europe - France, Italy, Germany, and more.