D- East Meets West

D East Meets West - Revolutionized education and banking • Jewish merchants often liaisons between Christian and Muslim populations • Merchant

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D: East Meets West (1300-1500) October 18, 2007 “The Global Renaissance” Renaissance usually only associated with Europe because they were the dominant power Same trend occurred in the East Reemergence of classical texts, flourishing of arts etc… Renaissance = “rebirth” Idea of Europe as an entity came to existence Contrast with the East Exchange of ideas and projects After Crusades, Arab-Christian relations improved Inside Europe, competition for dominant trade position Europe often exported bulk materials and imported luxury goods Very wealthy class emerged from the Renaissance o Imported spices, fabrics, dyes New imports changed diet and arts Business and Economics Changed o 14 th century: Black Death. Wars o Economic depression: increased urban life, small wealthy elite class Wealthy elite class- commissioned artwork, architecture etc… o Venice- more efficient ways of trade Birthplace of modern capitalism: concepts of credit/debit, interest etc… Fibonacci
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Unformatted text preview: Revolutionized education and banking • Jewish merchants often liaisons between Christian and Muslim populations • Merchant Bankers: family started Bank of Florence o Maritime Insurance • The Grand Turks o 1453: End of Hundred Years War o 1453: Ottomans take Constantinople Shift in international political power o Beneficial for Europeans o Istanbul became an international trading center o Taxed land traders heavily o Sultan Mehmed II o Bayezid II o Suleyman the Magnificent • Competition allowed both East and West to thrive • Europe paid for merchandise with gold and silver o Shortage- Turned to Africa for revenue • Portugal turned their attention to Africa- began the Atlantic Slave Trade • From Africa: slaves, gold, fabrics, hand-crafted goods • Trade, Travel and Diplomacy o Oriental Trade artistic development in Italy o Trade between Asia and Europe increased heavily during the Crusades • Mamluks o encouraged European commerce...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course HIST 160 taught by Professor Agoston during the Spring '08 term at Georgetown.

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D East Meets West - Revolutionized education and banking • Jewish merchants often liaisons between Christian and Muslim populations • Merchant

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