If you could, would you want to be the richest person in the world, I bet you answered yes, but do you really know one of the most famous richest person in history was? Well, if you answered Mansa Musa you are correct! It is told that he was the richest person ever in history. Mansa Musa was the tenth emperor of the Mali dynasty. While Mansa Musa ruled from 1280 to 1337, Mali was an empire from 1235 to 1600 and many things happened during this time.
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.
This effect was economically positive because the British created new goods and crops that were available for the natives to buy. If Africans had the right to certain goods, then that meant there was more equality as well. According to Document #2, written by Dadabhai Naoroji, an Indian leader and writer, in Bombay, India in 1871. He made this document to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the imperialism to the British government and the natives as well. He gives economic reasons to back up his facts about what is good or harmful for the area he lives in.
European explorers and conquistadors during the age of exploration were motivated by three things: God, gold and glory. The two most prominent of the three between 1492 and 1607 were gold and glory. Beginning in 1492 gold motivated many explorers, from Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World to the Virginia Company’s colonization of America. Gold is a symbol for wealth, and many explorers soon realized the New World’s potential for wealth. The Spanish’s interest in wealth inspired Columbus’s expedition in the first place, as he was sent to India to trade for spices.
Islam and the land controlled by Muslims were able to spread quickly because of unity. The original unity brought by the religion and the consolidation through conquest were large factors in how the empire grew. Muhammad’s ability to unite Arabs, the religious doctrine many would die for, and the prosperity of the empire were all factors in the large expansion of the empire. Muhammad’s teachings of Islam engaged many followers.
The natural resources in Africa motivated European countries to take control of certain areas. The resources that fueled European imperialism were slave trade, and the mining of gold and diamonds. Europeans got all the resources from Africa cheap and then sold them with high prices. Beside having control over resources, Africa also gave Europeans strategic areas of land that helped their militaries or trade canals. The Southern portion of Africa provided useful stops for ships.
The artists within the Empire of Benin were typically appointed by the king and were assigned to a guild such as the ivory workers (Igbesanmwan) guild or the brass workers (Eronmwon) guild. Many of the sculptures and artefacts developed by Benin’s artist were used to depict and glorify the king and his royal family. When the King or Oba of Benin is depicted in a sculpture he is typically show wearing his crown and tunic woven of red coral beads as was the tradition in the empire. This type of sculpture symbolised the wealth and prosperity of the empire to the citizens and more importantly to other foreigners with whom trade was conducted. Benin was known for brass casting and the smelting of copper and zinc which had been ongoing in west Africa since 600 BC by the Nok Kingdom, Yoruba, Benin Kingdom and Mande people who later formed the Mali Empire.
The African kingdoms Ghana, Mali, Songhai The African nations of Ghana, Mali, Songhai, shared so many characteristics between each other. For one primary comparison is, all three ancient empires relied on the trans-Saharan trading routes and their lush amount of gold, copper and other natural resources. They established many political ties with many Arab countries and nearby African societies. These three nations shared abundantly cultural similarities from just the rise of Islam.
“ Mecca was… prosperous and important… [and] was at the crossroads of the lucrative caravan trails.’’ By beggining in a rich and inporatant trading city like Mecca, Islam could spread rapidly to many diffrent cities and people because of Muslim merchants in the caravan.
The Mycenaeans were known for their outstanding goldsmiths. Because of their large amounts of gold their burial sites have several gold objects. A specific piece of artwork is the Ryton. It is a drinking cup made of gold from Mycenae. It stands eight inches high and was made around 1550 b.c.e.
Since the news of the Gold Rush seemed to be such a big and popular thing that spread to the East Coast so easily in a matter of time, California guidebooks (“publishers were trying to quickly make California guidebooks to make profit off of the swarm of people wishing to go to California to find a fortune”. [Dary, 2004, pgs 200 - ]) were
Why did Islam spread Quickly? - Trade 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.
Consequently, coastal towns became wealthy from their control of certain parts of the network allowed them to tax merchants for sailing there and from the various goods entering the growing market. Additionally, the Delphi Sultanate controlled a trade network linking together India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and China, where different goods like spices entered the economy (OI). As a result, people’s cultures changed as new goods that entered empires
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
This helped them expand Islam because they met new religions which helped them expand as well. This is from Document B. According to Document C it stated that they were gift-giving and had a system of stipends which was payment. This shows that they expanded the Islam Empire by exchanging things and money which also leads to expansion.