HST 103- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 15 pages long!)

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A trader, belonged to a family of merchants. Ibn battuta traveled a lot within this region. Mongol empire (1206-1368): trade and interactions with europe. Europe and asia were not the only two countries trading along the silk roads. Europe traded: honey, slaves, sugarcane, glassware, bronze, wool, linen, olive oil, wine, gold. Spices were the most important thing traded. Disintegration of mongol empire (1368: were losing cultural identity. Trans-eurasian trade shifted to the maritime routes. 1453, conquest of constantinople (istanbul: used to be capital of byzantine empire. Intermediaries: europeans could still trade, it was just harder now. Trade with north africa: gold, ivory, slaves. Safavid empire (1501-1722) (shah) ismail safavi (r. 1501-1524: founder of safavid empire, (cid:862) hah(cid:863) = ruler, ki(cid:374)g. Reunified iran: nomadic tribe became crucial to the foundation of the empire. Hi"a isla(cid:373) was the official religio(cid:374: hi"ites, sunnis would be prosecuted, much stricter with religion, shiat ali = faction of ali.

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