HIST1083 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Atlantic World, Al-Mansur, Djinguereber Mosque

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Africa in the World
1500-1700
Trade Routes
Long distance, hardships
Want to make a profit, money to be made
Thousands of years old
Rapid increase in volume
Busier, lucrative, strategic
Silver, slaves, sugar, spices, furs, weapons
More goods and more traders
Polycentric
Global trade routes
Have to go to a certain hub before moving on, indirect route
Silk Road, Indian Ocean, Europe, Africa, Americas
Empire-led
British East India Company
Port Cities
Silver Boom
Americas center of silver supply after 1500
Potosi mine in Peru
Greased wheels of global trade
Benefitted Spain and China
Money flow
Undermine Spain and China
Inflation
African Routes
North: Gold, Salt, Slaves
South: Gold & Ivory
Central: Gold & Slaves
Major Kingdoms
Songhai
Kongo
Ethiopia
Muwanamutapa
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