Chinese silk was a commodity of great importance and was in great demand in the Mediterranean. Increased trade also led to the development of caravan cities along the
In China, the Chinese had the Silk Road which helped other civilizations connect, share and trade their inventions and this led to cultural diffusion. Thanks to new writing systems, trade, and new rules, the River Valley Civilizations gained many advances to help build in prosperity, ideas, government, and
This can be depicted through the artwork of the Northern Renaissance. Art is a status symbol and many wealthy merchants, nobles, and monarchs were patrons of the arts in order to display their wealth (Knee). Flanders is also a very heavily populated place. This is because Flanders was a very successful center of trade and many people lived, worked, or visited there in order to produce goods, or to pick up imports or exports. Goods such as wool, wine, salt, iron corn, and fur were exported or imported everyday (Guido).
Why did the Silk Road encourage the trade?The Silk Road trade had good ideas and culture past between the eastern and the western civilizations.First of all, the goods and ideas spread throughout the Silk Road. For example, in the Document A shows from all over the countries like China, Central Asia, Africa, India, and Europe trade items on the Silk Road. This explain the way of the Silk Road connect the countries to trade with each other. When walking through the Silk Road to country to country, there is a lot of trade around the civilizations selling silk, ores, seeds, and other items. Secondly, when they are going through the Silk Road there are different culture throughout the country.In the Document D, it shows that Marakanda culture
As K’ang-hsi conquered more land, trading ports increased across the country. Global trade allowed additional goods and crops to be introduced into China. Trade allowed China to thrive and become an economically powerful empire. Emperor K’ang-hsi’s immense knowledge of the world allowed him to be an effective leader, who brought China to
Ancient China was a long lasting empire, including several different dynasties. Ancient Egypt was a very illustrious civilization, including its time of the old kingdom, middle kingdom, and new kingdom. Both Ancient China and Ancient Egypt share similar characteristics but yet are still two different worlds.Their geographical features, how they would trade,social classes, and,religion are what made them unique but still shared many of these things in common. For starters, both ancient China and Egypt were nearby rivers, the yellow river surrounded ancient China and the nile river was close by Ancient egypt because of this they used the rivers to flourish their crops. Both used trading as a way of profit and to learn about others nearby.
Greek democracy was able to coexist with military needs and divisions in social classes by rivers, elections, warfare and other things. These things were very important to the greeks. The next couple paragraphs will be talking about some of the things I just listed. One way Greek democracy could coexist is with rivers, The way they coexisted was through this was that the irrigation works needed for these rivers required a government, and since it required this they had to coexist. I got this information from the following quote “The need to control these rivers with dams, canals, dikes, and other irrigation works led people to form complex, organized societies.
Globalization is something that every country cannot avoid. Every day, various businesses, people, and countries are becoming more connected through technology. China is no exception that notion. Throughout the years, China has slowly become more globalized by way of the mix of so socialist/capitalist ideas and the modernization of buildings/organizations. These mixture of ideals comes from a clash between both the old fashion and modern style caused by globalization.
It became the language of trade and commerce. People used that possibility to understand each other. Thanks to the popularity of the Greek language, Greek art, drama, and philosophy also became widespread in different cities. However, there were some negative consequences of Alexander’s invasions. For example, slave trade was rampant during his rule.
In the historical text, Before European Hegemony, Janet L. Abu-Lughod unravels many themes as she tries to unveil the shaping of the world system between the 13th and 16th century. Two main themes that thread throughout the book and its entirety are the development of trade and that all participants in the world system merely had regional influence because they were interdependent societies. Technical, political and social advancements in many states and cities allowed them to flourish, including cities of the Champagne Fairs, Bruges and Ghent, Genoa and Venice and more. China participated in the advancement of trade and with their size and resources were on their way to global hegemony but chose not to. The development of each location caused them to prosper but their power only reigned throughout their sphere of influence and hardly expanded.
The Unintended consequences of Zhang Qian’s Mission An important reason the Silk Road was successful, was the fundamental bonds that were created between each kingdom. Zhang Qian, in particular, opened the west to China. Not only did he initiate a commerce interaction between nations, but he also opened a pathway that would spread new cultures and ideas throughout the world. Although his mission was not entirely successful, he initiated the first diplomatic and economic relationships between china and the west, igniting exchange of cultures and ideas as well as the birth of the Silk Road. In chapter 3, Adventures of a Diplomat-Adventurer, Silk Road by Luce Boulnois, the impact of Zhang Qian is further explained.
Another similar factor is trade. Trade was very important to both cultures. Both Egypt and Mesopotamia traded very well with neighborly civilizations such as Nubia for Egypt and Hittites for Mesopotamia. They did not only trade goods but their arts and what they have created. Mesopotamia created wheels, writing system, base number system, and The Epic of Gilgamesh.