Role of Merchants in Arab
Europe, Asia, and Africa center
around Islamic Saudi Arabia and Holy
Arabia dislike other beliefs/ religions
b/c no other prophet than Mohammad
came from country
Merchants sneak in and introduce
Role of Merchants
Many Arabs begin trading, bringing
new ideas and spreading Islam to
Trade brings growing economy, larger
than other single countries b/c of
location at center
Improvements on inventions attract
more merchants to Arabia
a. What are two reasons that explain why
the routes in the Middle Ages were
b. Why did Arabians try to keep isolated?
c. Name at least three of the goods traded
between Asia and Africa.
d. Name at least three inventions traded
between Europe and Asia.
e. List one major route each for Euro-Asia,
Euro-Africa, and Asia Africa.
a. By the demand in goods and the creation
b. Arabians tried to keep foreign influences
out, especially other religions since no
other prophet other than Mohammad
was from their country