Merchant who found a trade route to Asia
network of trade routes that transport goods from Europe to Asia
What was transported on the Silk Road?
spices, cloth,silk, paper, dye, salt, jewels, gold, silver, weapons
How long did it take to cross the Silk Road?
About half a year
Books in 1200s-1300s
Books were very valuable. Only the rich could afford books. Books were hand-written and copied by hand. Only 5% of the population could read and write.
kings-ruled and owned everything
lords-managed and gave land
serfs-worked and only had one right (protection)
people who buy and sell goods
where kings and lords lived
where people went in times of danger or war
goods-all the newest stuff+only lasts for a few weeks
math, astrology, Aristotle, geometry, architecture
paper money; coins were heavy and easy to steal; promise notes
controlled gold and salt
city of Songhai located between the salt and gold mines
relates to different things
relates to one thing
business that started in the middle ages
merchant/artisan- artisans to escape awful lives
traveled to and from the east to trade fairs
Emperor of Songhai
preserved meat and vegetables. very valuable. sometimes used as money
the science of determining a ship's sailing direction and location
70 feet long. Easily steered. can carry large amounts of cargo. Had 3 masts. Had tall poles to hang masts. Could raise, slant, lower sails to sail with the wind. Had a rudder. Built wider and bigger than most ships
(1394-1460) Prince of Portugal who established a school for sailers
(1450-1500) Portuguese ship captain who reached the Cape of Good Hope
Vasco de Gama
(1460-1524) Portuguese navigator who was the first European to sail from Europe to Asia
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