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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.
- Spring '08