Essay on Why Did Trade Thrive The Muslim Lands?

1025 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
Why did trade thrive in Muslim lands? In 610 C.E., Muhammad founded a new religion called Islam. Muhammad’s religion inspired the Arab people, and the Muslims had conquered an area stretching from Afghanistan to parts southern Spain. Trade, ideas, and culture thrived in this Islamic empire. Islam brought a sense of unity and purpose to the traders and people of the Arabian Peninsula. Arab armies spread Islam through the Middle East and beyond. Muslim traders also spread Islam. Between 1000 and 1500, C. E. the Islamic empire had many setbacks from the Christian Crusades, spanning roughly 200 years, to the Mongolian invasions from 1258 to 1300 C. E. but one thing that the Islamic people still did not see was rough economic conditions. The Islamic territory ranged from northern Afghanistan to northern parts of Africa and centered in the Middle East, which gave them a geological advantage in terms of trade. The Islamic land was centered in a grand location for trade and there are four things that made it an ideal place for economic opportunities. First, one of world’s largest trade routes ran through the Islamic territory, the Silk Road. The Silk Road connected eastern and western Asia together and allowed for the exchange of valuable resources such as silk, spices, ideals, and medicine. Secondly, Islamic territory contained one of the most fertile pieces of land known as the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent was one of most prosperous stretches of land in the…

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