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Renaissance and the Silk road

The trading era begins!

Connor John

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Renaissance and the Silk road

With the end of the Black Plague, the Medieval period officially closed, marking the beginning of the renaissances in Europe. Medieval traditions of slavery and peasantry were overshadowed by new trading societies. Europe expanded a lot, as did many European views on the world . In this slide show, I will be explaining the importance of trade, the expansion of European knowledge of the world, as well as the Crusades. A new beginning The City-states Unlike other European countries, Italy was not a kingdom or an empire. Instead, it was made up of several City-states separate from each other. Each city remained quite successful during the Renaissance era due to diverse climates, geography, community leadership, and social organization. The city-state style of social organization was not perfect, as various wars were triggered because of competition, sometimes even destroying other city's reputation. The city of Genoa encountered this consequence after it lost its army in a war against Venice. Renaissance and the Silk road The Silk road The Silk road was a series of routes that connected Eastern Europe to Asia. It helped build the economy in Europe by making the trading method popular. It also caused controversy between followers of Christian and Islamic religions, creating in wars between Europe and the Middle East. The trade route expanded from Italy to Malaysia and the South seas. One of the most infamous travelers of the Silk Road was Marco Polo, who brought paper money from China back to Europe on his journeys. This picture shows a man journeying on the silk road so that he can trade his goods ether for money or other goods. Traveling the silk roads were dangerous because it was crowded with robbers. Silk road pictures This is a map of all the routes part of the Silk road. It shows all the trade routes that led The Silk road to glory. The red route is the route that leads to China. Other routes lead to India and Africa. the Crusades The Crusades was a series of wars between the religions "Christian and Muslim". It first occurred when the Europeans discovered Muslim while trading in Asia(Middle East). The Crusades history was split into 4 wars. The first one had an emphasis on taking back Jerusalem from a group of men trying to replace Christianity with a form of Islamic. A large amount of the Crusaders were peasants, not knights. Later on, the Crusaders decided to attack Egypt instead of the Middle East(Muslim) after the 3rd Crusades. Crusades Pictures This is a series of flags that show the color pattern for Christian crusaders uniform during the crusades, which took place from the 11th to 13th Centuries. This shows a shrine built for Mary during the Renaissance period. For the most part, the crusaders were fighting for religion and wanted to protect and spread Christianity during the rise of Islam. Summary In summary, we have learned: -Italy, instead of other European countries, was divided into City-states that remained powers during trade. -The Silk roads were a series of routes that connected Europe to Asia that were meant for trading between the two continents. - The Crusades was a series of wars triggered by religious differences between Christianity and Islam, and some of these wars came about because of trading on the Silk road Silk Road Thank YOU! References Green, John. "The Crusades: Pilgrimage or Holy War? Crash Course World History #15". 3 May 2012. Youtube.
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