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Unformatted text preview: -Routes to the East established by Arab Traders-Quite a dangerous enterprise-Ships risked being shipwrecked-Had to go through where there was pirates-Risks were outweighed by the eventual profits-They were able to charge high prices because of over exaggerations-European rivalry surrounding spice trade-One of the key players was Portugal-Dutch took over cinnamon trade from Portuguese -Also controlled a lot of the pepper trade-The Dutch ruled with an iron fist-Challenged by the British-British gained power for the 16 th and 17 th centuries-The British took over much of the trade Meanings of orientalism-The study of oriental societies by Europeans-The way that Asia and Asians are stereotyped as exotic West East rational irrational modern traditional progressing stagnant enlightened Trapped by religion ‘democratic’ despotic (Christian) morals Heathen, amoral Thrift Decadent normal exotic...
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- Spring '08
- Geography, South East Asia, world region, Orient Asia