The Indian Ocean trade routes also impacted the spread of religion. The spread of Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism were all aided by travelling merchants. The trade impacted the growth of many cities as well. Trade brought in money for lesser empires and cities to help them grown and gain power. Advancements in technology also boomed because of this trade.
With the growing civilization, widespread trade grew with other countries. India created extensive trade relationships within the continent. This gradual change of trade routes forming resulted in Indian influence spreading because of the new extensive trade routes. Through the Silk Roads, trade was extended too many cultures. Also, this changed the political power of India due to the extreme number of goods.
Such commerce grew extensively during the post-classical era; it acted as a change among its participants and their societies. Soon enough, the Silk Road extended across Asia and Europe, gradually shaping other cultures and societies. While at first the Silk Road only consisted of a route from China to central Asia, it later expanded to throughout Asia, western Europe, and Northern Africa. Moreover, the political change in China also contributed to the expansion and cultural diffusion of the Silk Ro... ... middle of paper ... ...e interactions around it fostered cultural diffusion and exchange. Many large trade routes such as the Maritime trade route, the Hanseatic League, and the Triangular Slave Trade, underwent political and economic changes; however, their purpose for their trade remained to be the same: to trade and culturally diffuse.
“Buddhism and Islam arose and spread along Asia’s far-flung trade routes so did luxury goods, such as silk, pearls, spices and medicines” (Gordon, pg. Vii). The Silk Road and religions became the most important passageways for technological, cultural, and commercial exchanges between China and India. This “interconnectedness” helped developing the great civilizations of both China and India.
As the economy grew in the beginning of the classical period, the sharing of rich information and spiritual ideas flourished. With each society expanding their wealth and perfecting their goods, the need to trade those with surrounding societies also grew. People began to build complex religious ideas, which traveled right along with merchants on the trade routes. The effects that these developments had in religious and economic thought of this time will have an effect on each and every one of our lives to a degree in which most do not realize. In the beginning of the classical period we began to see the first workings of a vast network of roads.
The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean completely changed the world. These series of trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never seen before. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops.
The most important and remembered trade routes were the Silk Roads and the Indian Ocean trade route. In these trade routes, along w... ... middle of paper ... ...ts and knowledge from other nations and made sometime improved it or added to it and passed it on to other nations, which strengthened the belief of Islam even more to people. All in all, the rise and spread of Islam was very significant during the Postclassical Era. Bibliography 1. Lui, Xinru.
Throughout the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, the world witnessed a global expansion as well as a compaction of people, cultures, and ideas. The need for goods, as well as the process of mercantilism to inflate economies, was instrumental in the advancement of seafaring technologies, the need to spread religion, and the eventual globalization of the slave market. The four major regions in the world, which were the stepping stones of globalization, are Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, the Americas, and finally East Asia. The abundance of resources, especially salt, gold, and slaves in Africa, especially after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, was too much for Europe to ignore. Most European countries, Italy being a main component, used the Mediterranean to cross to Africa and did business in North African ports.
Paper was inve... ... middle of paper ... ...nal aspect of cross cultural interactions and inter-regional trade is the vastness of which items and inventions spread. In the Song dynasty, the expansion of economy as well as agricultural production prompted the development of roads. With these roads, the people could travel easier, and further. This is the case of Doc 5, in which a Chinese vase was found in Kenya. Because this vase was found thousands of miles away from China, it can be inferred that the Chinese were able to trade very far away, even further than the Indian Ocean Basin, entering into Africa.
Silk trade in Eurasia has transformed threw the past centuries mainly because, of cultural and religious differences. Between the textiles, colors, different styles, and embroidery techniques the silk market was consistently changing and innovating. Many different people through out history have had the honor to wear this delicate and valuable fabric such as: priest, emperors, elite officials, and even some merchants. The creation of the unique embroidery design “tiraz” changed the way different historians distinguished what era, ruler, and even what religion the owner of the silk lived during. Color style has disgusted different types of people and their ranking position in society.