Each monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. The expansion of islam introduced a new concept — the caliphate — to afro-eurasian statecraft pastoral peoples in eurasia built powerful and distinctive empires that integrated people and institutions from both the pastoral and agrarian worlds. Much information already existed about the malabar coast of india and the spice islands, from which much of europe's spices came the king sought to control these lands prester john still remained to be found.
The renaissance sailor first took to the seas to supply europeans with the many asian spices they demanded peppercorns, nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon all came from lands to the east also from the east came precious gems and fine silk, a fabric especially sought after for women's clothing. The age of discovery, or the age of exploration (approximately from the beginning of the 15th century until the end of the 18th century) is an informal and loosely defined term for the period in european history in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in european culture and was the beginning of globalization. Christopher columbus landed on the island in 1492 and named it la isla española (hispaniola in its anglicized form) during spanish colonial times, the island's position on the northern flank of the caribbean sea provided an excellent location for control of spanish expansion to cuba, mexico, panama, and south america.
Agriculture plays a critical role in the entire life of a given economy agriculture is the backbone of the economic system of a given country in addition to providing food and raw material, agriculture also provides employment opportunities to very large percentage of the population. The spread of islam, particularly in africa and asia, owes much to the trade of goods such as spices and gold, and slaves as well the benefits of being in alliance with the extremely powerful and profitable muslim traders was a catalyst for rulers and merchants to convert to the religion, which. Spices are plant products used in flavoring foods and beverages for thousands of years, aromatic plant materials have been used in food preparation and preservation, as well as for embalming, in areas where the plants are native, such as hindustan and the spice islands (govindarajan 1985, dillon and board 1994.
The indian ocean trade routes connected southeast asia, india, arabia, and east africa from at least the third century bce, long-distance sea trade moved across a web of routes linking all of those areas as well as east asia (particularly china . The colonial encirclement of the world is an integral component of european history from the early modern period to the phase of decolonisation individual national and expansion histories referred to each other in varying degrees at different times but often also reinforced each other transfer. Merchant-scholars also played a large role in the spread of islam into the forest zones these included the jakhanke merchant-scholars in [name region], the jula merchants in mali and the ivory coast, and the hausa merchants during the nineteenth century in nigeria, ghana, and guinea basau,. Agricultural sector plays a strategic role in the process of economic development of a country it has already made a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of advanced countries and its role in the economic development of less developed countries is of vital importance. The archetypal pattern of the hero's journey, popularized by joseph campbell and encompassed beautifully in the ancient art of tarot cards, is a particularly effective tool for understanding our personal journey in this lifetime and the soul lessons that we set out to learn (before incarnating.
The maritime expansion of portugal was the result of the threat to mediterranean commerce that had developed very rapidly after the crusades, especially the trade in spices spices traveled by various overland routes from asia to the levant, where they were loaded aboard genoese and venetian ships. Most economic historians are supply-oriented and more concerned with the role of spices in making that branch of medieval commerce and finance so very profitable, in explaining commercial expansion, economic leadership. In 1514 the portuguese reached indonesia, the center of spice production and while china's emperor didn't care who dominated the seas of southeast asia, the portuguese captured a fort at malacca , which gave the portuguese control over the narrow waterway that was the passage farther east.
The location of batavia, which was closer to the location of key spices, reflected the improved european knowledge of the geography of asia, as well as the dutch decision to concentrate on the monopoly control of certain spices rather than on asian trade more generally. Spice colonisation occurs with the value of spices, spice route, timeline of spice trade, spice influences and impacts in pre-colonisation, during colonisation and post colonisation both the coloniser and colonised. The spice trade refers to the trade between historical civilizations in asia, northeast africa and europe spices such as cinnamon , cassia , cardamom , ginger , pepper , and turmeric were known and used in antiquity for commerce in the eastern world [1.