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Trade routes assignment. Daniel Schollie . Abbasid dynasty circa 786 – 1194 CE(Map). Abbasid Dynasty. Used Baghdad, Cairo and Cordoba to stimulate trade and industry throughout the Islamic world Created paper using Chinese methods

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trade routes assignment

Trade routes assignment

Daniel Schollie

abbasid dynasty
Abbasid Dynasty
  • Used Baghdad, Cairo and Cordoba to stimulate trade and industry throughout the Islamic world
  • Created paper using Chinese methods
  • Created concept of Cheque (American Spelling, Originally Check)
  • Bazaars held goods from around the world for sale
  • Increased demand for materials within the Islamic empire, such as iron, leather and glass
trans saharan trade
Trans Saharan Trade
  • Outsiders rarely traded within the Sahara in early years
  • However, Locals used these North-West trade routes to sustain their cultures
  • Caravans of Islamic traders
  • Berbers
darb el arbain trade route
Darb el-Arbain Trade Route
  • Kharga and Asyut
  • Old Egyptian Kingdom
  • Romans
  • “Forty day road”



trade routes focused around carthage
Trade Routes Focused around Carthage
  • Garamantes ---- c.1500 BCE
  • Phoenecia------- c. 400 BCE
  • Carthage (founded c. 800 BCE)
  • Middle men conducted trade
silk road trade map slide 8
Silk Road Trade (map slide 8)
  • China Export: China, porcelain, Bronze ornaments, medicines, Spices, Perfumes, Chinese Inventions, Paper, Tea, Rice
  • China Import: Gold, Silver, Precious stones, Glass items, Hides, Wool, hunting dogs, Ivory, Turtle shells, Ceramics, Iron items, Mirrors
indian ocean
Indian Ocean
  • Gold, Ivory, Iron were all imported
  • Exported cotton, silk and porcelain
  • High demand for these exports due to low supply
  • Cities were easy to reach due to location and favourable winds and ocean currents
  • Cargo easy to load and unload at cities
swahili coast
Swahili Coast
  • Connected East, Central and South Africa to Indian/Pacific trade routes
  • Trade connected as far as Great Zimbabwe and modern day Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Slaves, Ivory major income providers
  • Currency, Pottery, Beads, Spices all


great zimbabwe
Great Zimbabwe
  • Bantu people founded Great Zimbabwe on their migration southward
  • Trade network linked with China and Kilwa
  • Gold, Ivory and Cattle were all believed to have been exported from Great Zimbabwe
  • Pottery, currency (from Arabia), glass beads all excavated suggesting these goods were imported
  • Linked West Africa with Berbers, Arab and Jewish traders
  • Knowledge
  • On Niger River
  • Salt, Gold exported
  • Extremely Wealthy
  • Important Religious/Education site
viking trade
Viking Trade
  • Traded in Constantinople silks and spices for slaves (usually Russian), Amber (from Baltic’s), furs, skins and walrus tusk ivory (from Iceland/Greenland/Norway etc.)
  • Founded Scandinavian trading cities of Birka, Ribe, Hedeby, and Skiringskal
  • Used Kiev (Ukraine) to open Russian and Byzantine trading goods to Western Europe
  • Stimulated large economic growth
mediterranean sea
Mediterranean Sea
  • Provided a way of trade, Colonization and war
  • Connected Ancient Greeks, Roman, Egyptians, Carthaginians and more
  • Later connected to Indian Ocean
  • Allowed for cultural exchange
  • Critical to development of Nations
  • eastern side of Egypt
  • ideal position
  • India shipped goods here
  • Redistributed amongst people (particularly Romans around 100 BCE)
dates of major trading centers
Dates Of Major Trading Centers
  • c. 200 BCE – 1300 CE Silk Road routes forming
  • c. 750 – 1258 CE Islamic Abbasid Dynasty
  • c. 1000 CE Crusaders acquire goods from middle East, become involved in world trade
  • c. 790 – 1070 CE Vikings become international traders, opening Russia to west trading
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