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Middle Age Trade: Europe, Asia and Africa


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Graphs, maps, and details about trade during this time period. Excellent collection of data

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Middle Age Trade: Europe, Asia and Africa

  1. 1. Middle Age Trade: Europe, Africa, and Asia By: Mabel Kyinn for Mr. Haskvitz of the NationalTeachers Hall of Fame
  2. 2. How Things Work
  3. 3. Routes… Routes were established to create a common pathway for merchants to trade internationally
  4. 4. Major Routes  Euro-Asia:  Silk Road, Appian Way, Egnation Way, Siberian Route, Volga Route, Grand Trunk Road  Euro-Africa:  Salt Road, Via Maris, Trans-Saharan Trade, Triangle Trade Routes  Asia-Africa:  Incense Road, King’s Highway
  5. 5. …between Europe and Africa
  6. 6. …between Europe and Asia
  7. 7. …between Asia and Africa
  8. 8. Goods… Inside the three continents, goods are exchanged along the routes and in cities, which prosper economically and grow. They vary from each country depending on their demands.
  9. 9. …between Europe and Africa  From Europe: • Copper, cloth, trinkets, slave beads, guns, ammunition, rum, wines, sugar, molasses  From Africa: • ivory, tortoise shells, grains, spears, axes, knives, slaves, animal hides/furs, salt, meat
  10. 10. …between Europe and Asia  From Europe: • Glassware, jewelry, metals, crystals, precious stones, furs, spices, perfumes, horses  From Asia: • Silk, jade, spices, oils, pearls, incense, spices, peppers, crafts, rice, paper, tea, gun powder, porcelain
  11. 11. …between Asia and Africa  From Asia: spices,  From Africa: salt, spices, furs, wood, gold, ivory,
  12. 12. Inventions… When traded, these three continents are linked through demand of efficiency that allows for more to be produced in a smaller amount time.
  13. 13. …in Europe  Movable printing type, hourglass, tide mill, jack, automatic turnspit, roller bearings, two-level bridge, wheel barrow, horseshoes/collar, stirrups, magnetic compass, glasses, cannon, 4-wheeled wagon, liquor
  14. 14. …in Asia  Spinning Wheel, liquor, paper, blast furnace, chain pump, gun powder, seed drill, early suspension bridge,
  15. 15. …in Africa
  16. 16. Role of Merchants in Arab Society  Europe, Asia, and Africa center around Islamic Saudi Arabia and Holy Land, Jerusalem  Arabia dislike other beliefs/ religions b/c no other prophet than Mohammad came from country  Merchants sneak in and introduce religions/goods/inventions, interesting local Arabs
  17. 17. Role of Merchants (continued)  Many Arabs begin trading, bringing new ideas and spreading Islam to other countries  Trade brings growing economy, larger than other single countries b/c of location at center  Improvements on inventions attract more merchants to Arabia
  18. 18. Border of Islamic (Arabian) Expansion
  19. 19. Quiz Time! a. What are two reasons that explain why the routes in the Middle Ages were established? 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.
  20. 20. Answers a. By the demand in goods and the creation of inventions. b. Arabians tried to keep foreign influences out, especially other religions since no other prophet other than Mohammad was from their country c. Asdf
  21. 21. Answers (continued)