The idea of a global village in modern terms brings up thoughts of a world that is completely connected on each continent by telephone, media, and Internet. The idea of a small world has become a part of everyday life only recently. Although the world has not gotten smaller since the 13th century, it has become more closely connected. This connection was thought to be the work of Western Europeans during the age of exploration and furthered during the imperial age, but now historians using an entirely different approach to history have reanalyzed this idea. By looking at the time in a more global aspect, historians have now reconsidered the idea that Western European expansion caused the connection of the global community. The study of a time period has changed from just a centralized region of study to a study of the event occurring all over the world during the same time frame. Chapter twelve discusses the trans-asian trade routes during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries.
Trade in Asia during the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries was expanding rapidly while in Western Europe the fall of the Roman Empire created a time of chaos which lead to the Medieval period. The booming economies of the Eastern World due to trade routes were in stark contrast to the dreadfully poor and defunct lives of Western Europeans. The examples used in the chapter showed a very organized society of merchants and consumers in the East who were essentially thriving in an almost completely free market. This is evident by the amount of boom towns cropping up all around the trade routes. Places that were essentially isolated from the rest of the known world were becoming wealthy due to the traffic caused by traders. In the early years of Asian trading, most traders used land routes that took them over desolate areas. Because most area on the land trade route were Persian or of Iranian-speaking decent, the universal language of trade became Persian.
During the XXI century, the Western Mind seemed to have proven its superiority in idea development and their applications throughout the world. Most of the current worlds wealth together with the knowledge centers is located in the west, as well as the pace of economic development of the west is much higher than that of other countries everywhere in the world. In the following essay I am going to ...
Because of language constraints, Arabs became the professional caravan leaders for merchants moving large amounts of merchandise over land. In Example two the writer speaks to the importance of an interpreter for a successful journey. The photograph in example four depicts a carving of a traditional Chinese ox cart. This picture sheds light on the vehicles used for travel over land. These carts are very similar to the covered wagons used by the American pioneers during the western expansion. The source also depicts the obvious hardships of travel over land during the trans-asian trade expansion. Although trade throughout Asia was beneficial the cost involved in transporting goods across land was simply too expensive and proved to be less efficient as time progressed.
This caused a change in transportation methods. As the use of water routes proved themselves reliable, more merchants began to ship their goods using these vessels rather than the over land route. This brought about more exchange with the people of the Byzantine Empire and other Eastern European countries. The sources of travelers from these countries speak of rich Indian spices and impressive markets. The vast reaches of the known world that were essentially part of the Asian world through trade and exploration show the global village in respect to the trans-asian trade route. The global village of Asia was the most prosperous area of the world during its time.
The known world is just that…known. If one is not aware that a place exists does that mean that the area is somehow not reality. Throughout history a small number of rulers have conquered the known world only to be looked upon by historians as rulers of a small area of very large planet. The trans-asian trade routes encompassed a large area of the known world and bring it together by means of commerce.
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