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.
After the Roman Empire inevitably fell, trade fell along with it. Manors grew more popular as they produced everything anybody needed - they were self-sufficient. Not only this, but the populations of towns and cities shrunk. Everybody was involved in these new self-sufficient manors and the manorial system. But due to the Crusades, trade was revived. The thousands of crusaders brought back “exotic” goods like dyes, medicines, silks, foods and spices which made the Europeans considerable profits. The crusaders made these profits by taking their goods to where everybody was, where there was more to trade for and higher chances of making money. Thereafter, towns grew in population because people no longer needed to rely on the manorial system.
During the time period of 600 CE to 1450 CE, people on the Indian Ocean sea lanes and on the Eurasian Silk Roads traded luxury items and used their new technology to help trade prosper. Although they were both trade routes, the Indian Ocean sea lanes traded overseas and the Eurasian Silk Roads were land routes. Indian Ocean sea lanes connect Southeast Asia, India, Arabia, and East Africa. The Eurasian Silk Roads connected East and West China to the Mediterranean.
The year, was 1350. Things in Florence Italy began to change. People began to become more and more self-sufficient, and started to become educated. The population was made up of about 85% serfs. But, some of the freed srefs began to migrate and pick up activities such as trade. Those who were educated began to question the ways of the church. This was the beginning of something called “The Renaissance” Thing began to change. Things such as art, literature, and astronomy, all took place and changed the mans view of the world forever.
Beginning at the end of the fourth century, Germanic tribes invaded the Roman Empire, causing a decline in trade, education, and cities, along with population shifts. This time of chaos became better known as the Medieval Period or the Middle Ages, which lasted from about the 5th century CE to the 14th century CE. Europe suffered greatly from the German invaders around 400 to 600 CE. Clovis, the king of the Franks, a Germanic tribe, integrated Christianity to the culture due to the influence from his wife Clotilde. Due King Clovis’ reign, monasteries were being built due to the newly formed relationship between the monarchy and the Church. Following the establishment of monasteries, Pope Gregory I, also commonly referred to as Saint Gregory
The societies of Central and South America prior to the arrival of Europeans were somewhat advanced because of government, religion, and economy. The somewhat advanced society kept many things in place to turn out the way it did with many ups and downs. A strong government that controlled and scared people. The many methods of farming of them survive for a decent time. These civilizations had a good economy that is strong and strict help them maintain.
The Renaissance was a period in European history that triggered a region wide development in the fine arts, intellectual studies and technology. With the expansion of understanding in the fields of science, philosophy and technology and the accumulation of wealth of many European nations, it led to them to expand their own fleets and finance exploration missions throughout the world. The Columbian Exchange was a by-product of the Age of Exploration and was the transfer of plants, animals and technology between the “Old World” and the “New World”. The Columbian Exchange involved the entire modern world. Irrevocably, the Columbian Exchange helped trigger the largest population boom in world history, it led to a boom in the overall economy and
Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World delivers an interesting view of the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s paintings and how they open a door into the world during the seventeenth century. Painted to convey the everyday lives of his subjects, Vermeer’s canvases reveal merchant families in their homes engaging in very average actions like reading letters or talking to one another. Adversely, the author Timothy Brook uses the art Vermeer created to portray the beginning of trade around the world during the seventeenth century. In these paintings are objects that Brook depicts with social economic features such as carpets, porcelain, silver coins, and maps which he elaborates on their origins and how these simple objects were useful during the era illustrated. These objects, according to Brook, played a key role in the growing exchange of commerce between Europeans and
In almost every Count that has ever been reigned in the middle ages, there is no leader like Count Charles, who takes a risky approach to governing a land with the idea of religion as an important aspect of his position. Count Charles, aka “Blessed Charles the Good” is well known for feeding the poor, promoting peace and security, but religion is definitely a big influence to his reign as the Count of Flanders. At first, before doing any research on Count Charles’ religious ruling, I would already believe that Charles is a spiritual nobleman that everyone would admire because of how devastated Flanders felt when they heard about his death in 1127. Fortunately, my thoughts on Count Charles
France, one of the more wealthy countries in Europe at the time, claimed a chunk of land in what is today America and Canada. Although France generated a lot of wealth from the land they controlled in the Northern Americas, nevertheless they lost all the land because they were spending more than they were getting in return, there was not enough people that wanted to go and colonize the land, and the land was invaded by the British. The land was not colonized by people who wanted to settle there, only men went there in search of new wealth in the fur trade.
Past upheaval and disruption in social, political, and economic realms in Europe allowed for a new period of healing and transformation in Europe. In the time period ranging from 1500 to 1800, Europe underwent extreme social, political and economic transformation. The transformation is shown socially through urbanization, the Protestant Reformation, and the Age of Enlightenment, politically through the emergence of absolute and constitutional monarchies, as well as the European State System, and economically through capitalism and a new market based economy, as well as the new putting out system.
In 610 CE A man named Muhammad was outside of a cave meditating and soon began hearing voices. As he listened he heard them say “Give birth to a religion called Islam.” Islam began to spread faster than any other religion. Other religions disagreed with this because they didn’t want to believe that Islam was bigger and better than their religion. After about 140 years, many followers of Islam had created an empire that ruled the Middle East and spread across to North Africa to Europe. There are many reasons why Islam spread so fast, however the main three reasons was trade, winning battles, and treaties.
Leaving a visible brush stroke in a painting was rarely heard of in 17th century Dutch art. However, this painterly style was mastered by Fran Hals. Hals used this style in his portrait painting to give them a sense of naturalism, and make the viewer feel like they could really connect with the subject of the painting1. This style set Hals apart from other Dutch painters of the time, making him unique and popular.