China, Europe, and the Islamic World - Arnob Haque 9-1...

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Arnob Haque 10/7/15 9-1 China, Europe, and the Islamic World Through the course of history, the conflicting Chinese, European, and Islamic worlds started to intertwine and diverge in separate areas. Their paths were one and the same, but also very different. As they chose different ways to plot out their history, strange connections formed between them. This allowed for many similarities and differences to co-exist. With the rise of the Mongols, fragmentation, and plagues, the three civilizations all started out with a down period before they rebounded around the first half of the second millennium CE (566, 569, and 576). Prosperous times ensued after the previously stated problems were overcome. Cultural brilliance in the “second flowering of Islam”, the European Renaissance, and Confucian and Daoist revivals in China were an example of this (566, 569, and 579). They all succeeded in overcoming the times of Mongol rule or fear of invasion by these people. All of these civilizations also attempted oceanic trade, despite not all being a success. An

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