The societies of West Africa, Europe, and North America exhibited similarities and differences in their religious beliefs, values, and government systems. These contrasts and similarities were further made apparent during European expansion across the Atlantic and the subsequent new cross cultural interactions that were created. One way in which the societies of West Africa, Europe, and North America diverged was in their belief systems. Unlike Europe and North America, West Africa gradually adopted Islam in addition to its traditional religions. Islam diffused through the trans-Saharan trade with North Africa and by the 1200’s was assimilated into the Mali and Songhai Empire.
The birth and spread of major religions was through the Silk Road. The main religion that spread was Buddhism. The spread of Islamic religion took place in the Silk Road during the Tang Dynasty. A main religious spread was language, Buddhist translators translated a lot of Buddhist and Sanskrit terms into Chinese which were adopted by China (Erwin).Some more religions were spread on the Silk Road. Zoroastrianism was pushed from Persia to the east (TravelChinaGuide).
Mansa Musa could have taken a much shorter route and gone straight to Mecca, but instead went out of his way to take a longer route which passed through cities who only got gold through trade of salt. By doing this he could make more people want to come to Mecca to receive abundant, free gold without having to trade salt. Next, in Document C it explains that "Mansa Musa's hajj made the difficult trip north to Taghaza"(Document C). This shows that the hajj of Mansa Musa took a difficult trip to a city, which as explained by Ibn Battuta as "nothing but sand with a salt mine"(Document C). If this place was so bad, and all it had was salt and more salt, why would Mansa Musa take the time to go here?
Its influence also lasted long after the abolition of slavery in 1838 (SAHO, s.a.). In South Africa under Dutch settlement, there was a shortage of labour, especially on the wheat and wine farms (SAHO, s.a.). But the VOC did not want to spend its money on the expensive wages that European labourers demanded (SAHO, s.a.). Nor could the VOC use the Khoi people as slaves. The Khoi traded with the Dutch, providing cattle for fresh meat (SAHO, s.a.).
By examining these four documents one can easily see the diverse exchanges throughout the Indian Ocean Basin by the spread of trade and religion. One can easily compare these exchanges to that of the Silk Road in the post classical era of history. Just as the Indian Ocean Basin helped spread religion to east and southeast Asia, similarly, the Silk Road spread Buddhism to southeast and central Asia. From this evidence, it is clear that the dynamics of cross-cultural exchanges in the Indian Ocean Basin was mainly through trade and
Han China and Mauryan India had many similarities. They were both bureaucracies, they both had emperors, and both empires established their laws on religious belief. They also had a lot of contrasting ideas for positioning their people, and they had contrasting ideas for their different religious standpoints. One empire put more weight on logic, and the other more on religion. Both Han China and Classical India used social structure systems as a method of political control.
After crating the Suez Canal Britain had a free market and a huge economical advantage because of the shorter route to Asia, the canal saves the European ships from going around Africa to going stright to Asia, it gained more money and goods fror using the Canal. After the British left, Sudan is now and independent country that rules it self and runs its own economy but, since they left Sudan was ruled by the Arabian-Muslim side of Sudan despite the fact that the government was changed several times and it didn’t work, the two sides (Muslim and Christian) can’t agree to either be peaceful nor live together. At the time Cristians wanted a Christian ruler Muslims want their Muslim ruler (Omar Albasheer) which created a racial tension between the
In the region of Spain there was a mix of religions: Jewish, Muslim, and Christianity. These religions and their presence are some of what motivated the Reconquista and the Inquisition. Many traits of modern Spanish culture can be traced back to these events. The Spanish Inquisition and the Reconquista had many consequence and lasting influences that exist today in Spain, through religion, architecture, and language. The Reconquista started in 722 when the Muslims invaded the Iberian Peninsula and during this time period Christian kingdoms were spread out over the peninsula but did not have much power on the whole.
The power of the western World has penetrated cultures worldwide. This is evident in African literature, where authors and plots become influenced by Western culture. I agree with this statement because during my reading of the two novels, Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie, it is evident that Adichie was influenced more by western culture in the writing of the novel Purple Hibiscus, than what Achebe was in Things fall apart. Many societies have beliefs that was enshrined through their religion. Some beliefs include polygamy, polytheism, and patriarchy, or rule by men.
Body Paragraph #2: Reason #2 and Evidence Supporting Sentences: Using the structure: “Evidence, Elaborate, Explain, Examples” Cite from any 2 documents and explain why this evidence shows that the results of the Crusades were more positive or negative. Introduction Sentence: The Crusades were not only just fighting, they also had goals and trade routes. One of the trade routes traded sugar, cotton, rice, and muslim, which were borrowed from Arabie. Document 8 states that Although the Crusades failed the Holy Land, they had a lasting outcome on the way the Europeans lived. This is (important/interesting/relevant) because When the Crusaders returned they Europe they had brought back spices, sugar, and silk; many nobles and merchants enjoyed the new products and wanted more of them Document 2 states that Merchants in Venice and other northern Italian cities built large fleets to carry crusaders to the Holy Land.