Movement of people affected the gorex and languages. Trade needed adaptations to the environment Viking longships, camels, horses. Migrations transmitted technology and crops Bantu, Polynesian. Diffusion and emergence of new languages Bantu, Turkic, Arabic. Intensification of existing trade routes. Diffusion of art, literature, Curses, and science. Spread inida crops and disease along trade routes bananas in Africa, rice in East Asia. The Polynesian Triangle Animals taken by the migrating Polynesians had significant environmental consequences. In Hawaii the pigs they brought destroyed much of the indigenous flora and fauna.
Much worse were the consequences of large edible rats the Polynesians carried to Easter Island. The pigs devoured the nuts and seeds from trees thus ijdia them from replenishing. Probably to appease their gods, the Polynesians cut most all of the mature trees. Soon there was nothing left to make boats for fishing. After having eaten everything on the island they could, including their dogs, the population suffered a catastrophic collapse. The movement of 6000 in this era also led to the diffusion of imdia.
For example, the languages inside the Polynesian Triangle all developed from the base Polynesian language. The Hawaiian word kabu, which means "forbidden," is not much different for the Tahitian word for "prohibited," which is tabu. The word has made its way into English as taboo. Arabic also spread during this time period, primarily as result of the rapid and extensive spread of Islam. Scholars desiring to study the Quran in its original language ensured Arabic instruction and diffusion. It was, along with Persian, one of the administrative languages of the Abbasid Dynasty. As Muslim merchants carried Islam to the Indonesian Islands, Arabic words entered the vocabularies of the local Malay languages.
Where ever Islam spread, Arabic and Islam were "intertwined like body and soul. Cross-cultural exchanges were fostered by the intensification of existing, or the creation of new, networks of trade and communication. In the 7th The cave where Muhammad is believed to have had his first vision century CE, the advent of a new major world religion would prove to connect other monotheistic faiths into a new network of trade and exchange, unprecedented in to scope and intensification. On the night of 17 Ramadan, Muhammad had the first of many apparitions that would transform world history. Overpowered by these visions, he began pouring forth the speech that would become the Quran recitation.
For two years he kept quite about his visions, only sharing them with his wife and her cousin, a Christian, both of whom thought these visions were from God. He began preaching openly in and gained converts. Most of his preaching focused on the emerging economic inequalities around Mecca; it was wrong, he insisted, on building a private fortune rather than helping out the poor. They were also required to give a portion of their wealth to the poor and to fast during the month of Ramadan, the month Muhammad had his vision.
This was far more important than any doctrinal teaching about God. It was strongly influenced by religions that had made their way into Arabia and by those it came in contact with as it spread. For example, the Persian religion of Zoroastrianism profoundly influenced Islam, primarily through the vehicles of Judaism and Christianity. Cross-cultural encounters between these religions and the Arabian Peninsula introduced the most prominent feature of Islam, its monotheism. Other influences on Islam were the ideas of an afterlife and final judgement, the belief in angels, a concept of the supernatural, and the embodiment of evil in the figure of Satan.
Some scholars believe tradinf concept of a linear history--as opposed to the cyclical view of repetition found in Asia--has its origin in early Zoroastrianism. Most remarkable about Islam was its rapid spread from its place of origin into Byzantine provinces, North Africa, and even into Iberia Spain. The armies of the Umayyad Caliphate took the Byzantine city of Damascus in and Jerusalem two years later. In order to forez the Byzantine Empire from a major source of grain and to secure indiia location for future conquests of North Africa, the Umayyads indiia next to Egypt. Tripoli fell in and all of North Africa within the next 75 years. It helped that Muhammed and his wife were both involved in trade.
Additionally, the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca provided occasions for merchants to make contacts and find trading partners. Trade carried Islam and Islamic civilization returned the favor by encouraging and protecting trade. Military conquests and merchant activities were not the only ways Islam spread. Originally not a distinct sect it existed in both Sunni and Shia forms of Islam Sufism was more of a method for experiencing the divine. It placed mystical experiences of God over doctrinal purity. A prayer from one famous Sufi demonstrated this emphasis on divine union well: It was Sufi missionaries who had the most success making converts among the Turks and in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Another example of cross-cultural exchanges during this time was the rise of diasporic merchant communities. They formed in ports, cities, and other important locations along major trade routes. Examples are communities of Jews living in Muslim Cairo, or an enclave of Muslim merchants living in Calicut on the coast of South Asia. For example, a merchant from South Asia traveling help bridge the cultural differences between the merchant and the host culture in which he was conducting business. When a Chinese merchant community settled in Nagasaki Japan, they recruited Buddhist monks from their homeland to join them. Buddhist rites were valued for trade and monks ensured a cultural consistency with the merchants' homeland.
Next came the building of Buddhist monasteries and graveyards. Consequently, the growth of Chinese strands of Buddhism in Japan would have a long term impact on Japan.
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The journals of several famous travelers attest to the incredible integration of Eurasia trade routes in this era. Although their stories might not be accurate in every detail, the journals of a Muslim pilgrim, a Catholic merchant, and a Buddhist monk provide rich information about interregional networks of trade as well as the limitations people often have in understanding cultures much different than their own. At the age of 22 he departed for his haj to Mecca, a journey that would end up taking him much farther than he had planned. Seven years later he arrived in Delhi with an entourage of 40 companions, male and female slaves, over horses, crates of luxury items to give as gifts, and dozens of pack animals including camels.
His total travels would take him 24 years and 75 thousand miles across the Islamic world. Battuta was able to travel this distance because of a network hostels and schools masadras across the Muslim world. There was continued diffusion of crops and pathogens, including epidemic diseases like the bubonic plauge, throughout the Eastern Hemisphere along the trade routes. The World System A. Abu-Lughodp. Facts On File, Inc. Edu https: Joel Mokyr, p.
Period 3 Review (600 CE-1450 CE) – AP World History
A History with Documents,Xinru Liu, pp. Premodern Patterns of Globalization,Richard Foltz, p. Smith, p. Bernstein, p.
The Contributions of A. Mitchell Innes, L. Randall Wray, p. History tradign Culture, Dorothy Perkinspp. A New History, John K. Fairbank, Merle Goldmanpp. Miskimin,pp. A History, Harold Miles Tanner,p. Collins, James. M Burns, p. Bulliet, p. A Short History,Karen Armstrong, p. Keddie, Rudi Matthee, p. Trafing, p. Ezzati,Ira M. Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and 14550 Volume II: Once you have a firm understanding of the developments within each region of the world, this section will make a lot more sense. Trade Networks trqding Cultural Diffusion B. Expansion of Religion and Empire: Culture Clash C. Technology and Innovations C. Changes and Continuities 6000 the Role of Ttrading The un a society is, the less public presence and freedom women have.
Pulling It All Together A review of the review. Timeline of Major Developments C. Do cultural areas, as opposed to states or empires, better represent history? How does change occur incia societies? Pay attention to why people move around so much in the first place, and the impact of these moves. Pay attention to that too. How similar were the economic and trading practices that developed across cultures? Pay Coursee to monetary systems, trade 14500, and trade practices. How did they link up? How does the environment impact human decision making? Pay attention traeing the way states respond to environmental changes.
Do they move or send out raiding parties? Are they able to respond quickly and successfully to environmental changes? This period is one of tremendous growth in long-distance trade: These years tradlng also defined by a long period of decentralization in Western Europe, trwding expansion on the trading empires of the Middle East and China. Remember interaction! This faith, Course Islam, was Cougses, like Judaism and Christianity. Muslims believe that salvation Coursew won through submission to the will of God, and that this ih be accomplished by following the Five Pillars of Islam. Islam shares a common history with Judaism and Christianity.
It Coursed Abraham, Moses, and Jesus as vorex although it does not accept Jesus as the son fforex Godand holds that Mohammad was the last great prophet. Like Christians, Muslims believe that all people are equal before God and that everyone should be converted to the faith. Indja on, Islam split into two groups: Shia and Sunni. The kn occurred over a disagreement about who should succeed Mohammad as the leader Clurses the ihdia. Allah Be Praised: Islam Ib Hold Growing up in the city jndia Mecca in the Arabian desert present-day Saudi ArabiaMohammad was exposed to many different beliefs, in part because Mecca lay on the trade routes between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.
He was exposed to both Judaism and Christianity as a child, as well as the many polytheistic faiths that had traditionally influenced the region. Once he began preaching the monotheistic religion of Islam, which, as stated above, shares a foundation with Judaism and Christianity, he came into conflict with the leaders of Mecca, who had both a religious and economic interest in maintaining the status quo. In other words, the leadership in Mecca wanted to maintain the polytheistic shrines that attracted pilgrimages and brought wealth to the community. Persecuted, and threatened with death, Mohammad and his followers fled to Medina in C.
From there, Islam spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula and beyond. The tenets of Islam came to be officially practiced in Muslim culture, similar to the way the tenets of Christianity were practiced in the Roman and Byzantine Empires. As Islam spread rapidly through the Middle East and Africa and toward Europe, Christian leaders became increasingly alarmed. More on that later. The Empire Grows as the Religion Splits When Mohammad died unexpectedly inAbu Bakr, one of his first followers in Mecca, became caliph, the head of state, military commander, chief judge, and religious leader.
You can think of the caliph as a sort of emperor and religious leader wrapped up in one person. He ruled an empire, but he also made pronouncements on religious doctrine. But because it was ruled by a caliph, the theocratic Islamic Empire was referred to as a caliphate. Islam would eventually branch out beyond the boundaries of the Islamic Empire, and therefore exist independently as a religion, but in these early years, the growth of Islam was inextricably linked to the growth of this empire. As time went on, the caliphs began to behave more like hereditary rulers, like those in a monarchy, except that there was no clear line of succession.
The lack of clear succession caused a great deal of trouble down the road. The last of the four, Ali, was assassinated and was succeeded by his son, Hasan. But under pressure from a prominent family in Mecca, Hasan relinquished his title, making way for the establishment of the Umayyad Dynasty. This dynasty would enlarge the Islamic Empire dramatically, but it would also intensify conflict with the Byzantine and Persian Empires for almost a century. During the Umayyad Dynasty, the capital was moved to Damascus, Syria, although Mecca remained the spiritual center. Those who chose not to convert were forced to pay a tax. As noted above, the Islamic Empire grew enormously under the Umayyads, expanding as far as northern Africa and into Spain, where they ruled the southern Iberian peninsula from the city of Cordoba.
Numerous times during the early eighth century, the Umayyads attacked the Byzantine capital of Constantinople, but failed to capture the city. At the time, Muslims held parts of southern Iberia and southern parts of Italy, while Christians dominated all the regions to the north. Charles Martel C. More on the Franks and their activities a little later in the chapter. Despite the success of the Umayyad Dynasty the Dome of the Rock was built on Temple Mount in Jerusalem during this time, and Cordoba was one of the richest and most sophisticated cities in Europeproblems with succession started to emerge.
Eventually, the Muslims split into two camps, Shiite and Sunni. Sunnis, in contrast, though they hold Ali in high esteem, do not believe that he and his hereditary line are the chosen successors; rather, they contend that the leaders of the empire should be drawn from a broad base of the people. This split in Islam remains to this day. As the Shia began to assert themselves more dramatically, the Umayyad Dynasty went into decline, and ultimate demise. It was replaced by the Abbasid Dynasty around in all areas except Spain.
The Abbasid Dynasty: Throughout this time, like all major empires, the Abbasids had many ups and downs, but they oversaw a golden age, from the early- to mid-ninth century, during which the arts and sciences flourished. The Abbasids built a magnificent capital at Baghdad, which became one of the great cultural centers of the world. Necessarily, they also developed a system of itemized receipts and bills, innovations that were later used in Europe and elsewhere. In addition to the importance of trade, manufacturing played an important role in the expansion of the Islamic Empire. Steel, for example, was produced for use in swords. Islamic advancements were also seen in the medical and mathematics fields.
Mohammad al-Razi, for example, published a massive medical encyclopedia, which was unlike anything compiled before it. And Islamic mathematicians expanded the knowledge they had learned from India; their contributions are especially noteworthy in algebra. This fight for control of Silk Road trading posts in central Asia is relatively unimportant the Muslims won except for the fact that the Chinese POWs were carrying paper money. Once the Abbasids figured out how to make paper, they could continue one of their most important activities, building libraries and universities and stocking them with scholarship from all over the known world.
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The location of the Muslims at the crossroads of Europe and Asia allowed them to monopolize trade routes. The cosmopolitan cities of the Islamic caliphs thrived on trade, international scholars, and expansion, both military and cultural. So despite the tfading between the European and Islamic worlds, the Islamic Empire is credited with playing a significant role in preserving Western culture. Recall that the Indoa did this too. In contrast to European civilizations during the Middle Ages, which were highly decentralized and dismissive of their ancient past more on that later in this chapterthe Arabs kept the Western heritage of the region alive.
For undia, when the Muslims encountered the classic writings of ancient Athens and Rome, including those of Plato and Aristotle, they translated them into Arabic. Later, when Muslims and Christians battled for control of the Levant present-day Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and points north and south during the European Crusades, Europe found its own history among the other treasures preserved in Arabic libraries and museums. This again demonstrates how the interaction between two peoples even when violent can lead to trade and cultural exchange. The Muslims, similar to the Romans, were often tolerant of the local customs of the areas they conquered—although Christians and Jews were often persecuted in the Levant.
The point is, though it was a theocracy, its more flexible approach contributed to its rapid growth. The Sufis, Islamic mystics, were its most effective missionaries. They stressed a personal relationship with Allah, in contrast to other religions that emphasize a particular form of ritual. As you might guess, this made Islam highly adaptable to many different circumstances. By allowing, and even encouraging, followers to practice their own ways to revere Allah, and by tolerating others who placed Allah in the framework of other beliefs, the Sufis succeeded in converting large numbers of people to Islam.
Map of the Abbasid Caliphate Women and Islam: For Better, for Worse In Arabia, women traditionally did not have property rights or inheritance rights; rather, women were essentially viewed as property themselves—of men.
If a foex divorced a woman, for example, he would keep her dowry the money and property from her father that she brought with her into the marriage. Fofex widespread— really, institutionalized—low status for women eventually led to a culture in which baby girls were seen as less valuable than baby boys. Tragically this often translated into female infanticide, the killing of an unwanted baby girl. This gender bias was, by the way, common in many patriarchal societies. Although women remained subservient to men and under their direction and control, they began to be treated with more dignity, had some legal rights, and were hrading equal before Allah.
Trasing a man divorced Courrses wife, he would have to tradinng her dowry to her. More important, infanticide was strictly forbidden. Women 1540 considerable influence within the home—and in early Islamic society, women sometimes had influence outside it. Men were permitted to have as insia as four indka, as long as they were able to support idia and treated them equally. Restrictions for women even included what they wore: I had to be veiled in public—although this custom began in Mesopotamia Coursew Persia, Islamic society adopted and adapted it. Over time, Islamic society became more structured and more patriarchal.
Decline of the Islamic Caliphates: Internal Rivalries and Mongol Invasions The Islamic ttading regularly kndia internal Cuorses and civil war, often arising from differences between the Sunni and Shia sects, and from ethnic differences between diverse groups in the rapidly expanding Muslim world. Numerous rival factions and powers developed, and although none of these threatened Islam, they did destabilize the central authority at Baghdad and cut tax revenues. The final blows came when Turkish warrior slaves revolted and established a new capital at Samarra in central Iraq, while other groups carved out pieces of the empire. There was a new Shia dynasty in northern Iran and constant threats from the Seljuk Turks, a nomadic Sunni group.
And like the Romans before them, weakened by internal problems, the Abbasids also had external foes: It would be their most distant enemy, however, the Mongols, who would defeat them. During the crusades, inthe Mongols overran the Islamic Empire and destroyed Baghdad, thereby signaling the end of the Abbasid Dynasty. Its people would flee to Egypt, where they remained intact but powerless. Eventually, the Ottoman Turks would reunite Egypt, Syria, and Arabia in a new Islamic state, which would last until Developments in Europe and the Byzantine Empire Developments in Europe and points east became quite complicated during the Middle Ages, which is the period after the fall of Rome and before the Renaissance.
As you might recall from the last chapter, the Roman Empire, and eventually Christianity, was divided into two factions that split, reconnected, then split again. Ultimately, the eastern Roman Empire, centered in Constantinople, became the highly centralized government known as the Byzantine Empire; whereas, in the west, the empire collapsed entirely, although the religion retained a strong foothold. The important point to remember about all this is that even though both segments of the empire followed Christianity, they practiced different forms of the religion; moreover, their populations competed for supremacy.
Note the Change: As the Empire Turns They meet. They flirt for a long time, then marry and settle in Rome. Things get tough, so they take a short break from each other, but get back together in Constantinople where they build a new house. After a time they separate from each other geographically, but remain married by religion. Eventually, they get a divorce and follow their own religious paths. Will they ever be able to rekindle the romance? The history of the Roman Empire reads a lot like a bad soap opera. But it became too unwieldy to govern as a whole, so in C.
Then, inChristianity was accepted in the empire; and inwhen Constantine converted to Christianity, he reunited the empire at Constantinople. The empire split again inwhile the Western half of the empire was sliced and diced by incoming barbarian tribes and disintegrated as a political unit inat which time the eastern half became known as the Byzantine Empire. Almost years later, inthe Pope decided to crown a new Western Roman Emperor in order to show that the Western half was not under the control of the Eastern Empire.
The Western half would get a name change around to become the Holy Roman Empire, centered in Germany. The Byzantines continued on as before in the east. So again there were two empires, but still one religion. That, however, was to change as well some two hundred years later when, inChristianity began to be practiced as two entirely separate religions: Roman Catholicism and Christian Orthodoxy. As you review the events in this region, the important points to remember are: It used the Greek language; its architecture had distinctive domes; its culture in general had more in common with Eastern cultures like those of Persia; and its brand of Christianity became an entirely separate branch known as Orthodox Christianity.
Compared with what was going on at the height of the Roman Empire, much of Europe at the time was fragmented into small feudal kingdoms with limited power and fewer cultural and intellectual advancements. The Byzantine Empire, like the Islamic Empire to the south, was significantly different. The Byzantine emperors ruled by absolute authority, especially over the economy, whose industries, such as silk production a trade learned from Chinathey monopolized. The Byzantines also used coined money, the value of which remained remarkably stable, making it a very desirable currency for business.
Under Justinian, who reigned from tothe former glory and unity of the Roman Empire was somewhat restored in Constantinople. The region flourished in trade and the arts. Christian Constantinople and Islamic Baghdad rivaled each other for cultural supremacy. The Justinian period is perhaps most remembered for three things: The Byzantines are also remembered and admired for their mastery of the mosaic art form they used to decorate churches. The equal field system was established to try to limit the power of wealthy landowners. This gave peasants land to farm in return for tax in grain, but it failed to weaken the power of large landowners.
Tang policies also influenced the spread of Buddhism, but saw a backlash toward the end of the dynasty because Buddhism was seen as a foreign religion. This weakening of Buddhism led to the development of Neo-Confucianism. Women - Marriages were arranged within their social classes. Upper class women could own property, move about in public and remarry. Women could inherit property in the absence of male heirs. The civil service exam system provided upward mobility for males, though the expense of preparation was only afforded by the wealthy.
The Song de-emphasized the military and instead focused on creating a scholar-based government. They also reestablished the tribute system in which neighboring peoples had to pay tribute to keep peace. Economically, the Song saw many important developments.
Fast-ripening rice from Champa Vietnam doubled rice production, and trade along the completed Grand Canal connected the northern and southern areas of China. The population increased and the capital of Kaifeng became a manufacturing center for cannons, movable type Courees, water-powered mills, looms and high quality porcelain. Minted coins were used and were eventually Courwes with paper money, while merchants used "flying cash" as credit for trade. The Southern Song established a capital at Hangzhou, where commerce grew. The Song also used cotton sails and compasses to Coruses a strong navy and the ability to ship more goods to the rest of the world.
Song goods traveled as far as east Africa and the power of the Song shifted south. Women - Women could keep dowries and had access to new jobs such as merchants. Upper class women were subject foot-binding, which was seen as a sign of wealth and status. This increased restrictions in the freedom of women. The dynasty began under Hongwu. The Ming attempted to destroy all traces of Mongol rule and began by reinstating the civil service examination system. Central authority was tightened as well. The Ming relied on mandarins, a class of powerful officials, to implement their policies on the local level. They used conscripted labor to build irrigation systems, which led to increase in agricultural output.
They did not actively promote trade, but private merchants traded manufactured porcelain, silk and cotton. Under the Ming, the Chinese sought to reestablish a presence in the Indian Ocean by imposing control over trade. They sent a massive naval expedition to establish tribute states and impress foreigners. These expeditions were led by Zheng He, a Muslim eunuch who led ships with 28, troops.