However once Rome recognized the true threat they faced from Carthage they also began to expand their naval capabilities. They recognized that Carthage held an advantage on the sea due to their long history of seamanship so Roman ingenuity designed the the Corvus. This was 30 foot long gangway which could be lowered from the ship's bow on to the decks of enemy ships and secured with a huge metal spike allowing them to unleash a squadron of Roman fighters on-board the enemy ship. The Romans also copied the designs of ships they captured and Archemedes, who was the greatest inventor of the age, came up with many improvements and original designs that turned many ships into "machines of war". These innovations allowed Rome to finally become a strong and great naval power coupled with the ships confiscated from
During majority of its existence, it was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe ("The Byzantine," n.d., para. 2). This empire was the greatest empire, and made countless contributions to civilization. Although some people think it was unsuccessful because of what the tax difficulty did to the empire, it was a success and lasted so long because of the army, the location, and the great emperor Justinian. In 476 AD, the empire finally fell after an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople (history.com/para1). It went down in history as one of the most successful empires in the
The conquered trade routes from the richest provinces of the Roman Empire now meant that the Arabs controlled routes to the east. Bagdad developed into a massive commercial market that connected Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. This led to an exchange of ideas, technology, and culture. But with the growth of the empire, the caliph had become less of the spiritual leader of Muslims and
These new ships, which Rome could produce 100 of them in 60 days, also equipped with a plank that acted as a bridge, to invade nearby ships, were an infinitely valuable asset to the roman navy, as their superiority in hand to hand combat could be replicated when the plank was deployed to invade nearby ships. By this time, Rome was the new naval superpower, with the best ships, and the best soldiers, which finally turned the tide in their favor. With Rome now superior in both land and sea combat, ultimately Carthage was exhausted and it fell.
This can be seen in documents 1,3, and 7. In document one, it is talking about trade and how, by following the teachings of the Qur’an, merchants, on judgement day, will receive the high rank they deserve. Therefore, document one shows the influence of Muslim religion throughout Afro-Eurasia. Document 3 shows the spread of Islamic faith because of the caliph's palace, which was so enormous that it influenced many outside civilizations. Also, wealth and increased trade,due to large palaces, of a certain city, helped to developed a strong army that helped spread religion.
Julius Caesar proved that he was one of the greatest Romans to be apart of Rome and with his military strategies that led him to conquer most of Gaul and parks of England, this shows that he was a true genius. The way that he was able to manipulate the government so he would win his election is just so elegant. He got the richest man in Rome and one of the most respected and joined them three together, and together they could have done anything. Julius Caesar used his greatness in battle as a way for him to gain popularity within the Roman population. Julius Caesar was a Roman
It reduced the distance between Europe and India, China and Japan. The Suez Canal was and still is very profitable, because since it opened every country wanted to use it, especially European countries, so the British taxed countries that wanted to use it, which made Britain’s economy even stronger. Now there is another reason that seems to be the reason France colonized Egypt,
About 2,000 years ago in middle America, the Mayan civilization was starting to appear. In the following years, this civilization proved to be one of the most influential and successful ones at the time, as well as being influential in the fields of science and astrology and astronomy. Their influences are still felt today and are still a part of the world right now. One of the first and most prominent civilizations in Middle America has always been the Mayans. The Mayan civilization lasted many decades and continues to be influential to the people of central America and the world.
Over the next hundred years, Mali prospered. It had a complex political system involving a sultan, a full court complete with advisors, musicians, dancers, slaves, and an army of over 100,000 men. The amount of wealth possessed by the time of Mansa Musa’s rule in the early 1300s was so great that over the course of a single pilgrimage to Mecca, he accidentally destroyed the exchange rate of gold in Egypt, the effects of which lasted over a decade. Visitors noted that they felt no fear when travelling through the kingdom, thanks to its law-abiding citizens and strict justice system.
This is remarkable because technology is anything useful invented by a mind and without technology, the human race wouldn’t survive, so the new technology invented by the Islamic people introduced the Europeans to a better way of living. Islamic medicine, technology, and literature were some of the major categories which highly influenced and impacted the Europeans. All the three topics impacted and influenced the Europeans because of most of the inventions today, for
Emperor Wudi of the Han Emperor Wudi, seventh emperor of the Han, ruled from 141BC to 87BC. During 130BC to 110BC of his rule, he conquered the Xiongnu territory and expanded his empire in the north and west. Also the trade with western countries made the Han’s rulers and merchant become very wealthy. Because of this, the Han 's knowledge of the outside world, philosophy and religion, and technology increased. Because of its wealth and territorial expansion and strength, the Han Empire originally prospered a lot, but at the end of Wudi’s life he became despotic.
Since Athens navy was getting all the recognition for the win, Athens got lots of money from other greek city-states to protect them. This sparked a flare in other city-states like sparta. That all created the Peloponnesian war and Athens downfall. It 's hard to believe, but winning the persian war really made one of greece’s biggest city-states have a giant downfall. Everything good that greece did turned out bad in the
To conclude, military was the main reason for the spread of Islam. Between vast Muslim rule, The Pact, and the Muslims victory at the battle of Yarmouk, it is clear that the military set the pace for Islam’s rapid development and growth. In doing this Islam had overruled the majority of the middle east by
Before paper trails and written work was developed and comprehended there was an era called prehistory. This era, that lacked written communication, excelled in the growth and development of agriculture. With an expansion of agriculture, civilizations were formed alongside rivers. Among the new civilizations were Mesopotamia, in the middle of the Tigris and Euphrates River, and Egypt, beside the Nile River. These civilizations varied because one was formed between two rivers and the other was constructed along the sides of a river.
All empires in history had a high in their history but they all eventually came to their demise. The Ottoman Empire and the Ming Dynasty both had ways they gained, consolidated and maintained their power while they were at their highest point. They had significant leaders that lead to these successful points. The Ottoman Empire covered parts of Asia, Europe and Africa controlled by their leader named Suleiman.