[2015] Devin, Robert, Christian allsopp (Allsopp): Trans-Saharan Trade

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[2015] Devin, Robert, Christian allsopp (Allsopp): Trans-Saharan Trade

Trans-Saharan TradeReligion, Diseases, and Resources

CitationsBulliet, Richard W., Pamela K. Crossley, Daniel R. Headrick, Steven W. Hirsch, and Lyman L. Johnson. The Earth And Its Peoples. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, 2011. Print."Caravan approaches Timbuktu." Photos/Illustrations. Instructional Resources Corporation . World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.Howard, Peter. "FORTIFIED TOWNS OF THE TRANS- SAHARA TRADING ROUTES." african world heritage sites. N.p., 2011. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. .McCannon, John. AP World History. 5th ed. Hauppauge, NY: Barrons Educational Series, Inc., 2011. N. pag. Print."Salt." New Encyclopedia of Africa. Ed. John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. 364-365. World History in Context. Web. 24 Nov. 2015."Sankore Mosque in Timbuktu." Photos/Illustrations. Dreamstime.com. World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.Stahl, Ann B., and Peter W. Stahl. "Ivory production & consumption in Ghana in the early second millennium AD." Antiquity 78.299 (2004): 86+ World History in Context. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. "Timbuktu gold merchants." Photos/Illustrations. Instructional Resources Corporation. World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015."The Trans-Saharan Caravan Trade." World Eras. Ed. Pierre- Damien Mvuyekure. Vol. 10: West African Kingdoms, 500-1590. Detroit: Gale, 2004. 179-182. World History in Context. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.

Diseases There are little to no mentions of diseases coming through the Trans Saharan trade route, but around the 13th century account of the Bubonic plague had swept through the area's connecting to the Trans Saharan opening up a path for Smallpox as well.

Resources Tran-saharan trade brought the movement of many resources and goods.- Each different region trade ed goods that were prevolent in there part of africa and they used them to trade with others for goods that they may not have or maybe dont have enough of.- One of the biggest things traded was salt. Salt was used for many things. It was not only used for traditional ways you might see today but it was also used as a tool for trading and bartering. In the document "Salt" it was said that "Humans can live without gold but not without salt". This shows that uses of salt in trans-saharan trade somtimes out weighed gold. - Other goods that were traded with and for on the trade netwoork were the fallowing. *Kola nuts *Gold *spices *textiles *paper *wepons *ostrich feathers- Twards 1750 ivory trade started to pick up too and later became a major good in africa.

ReligionAfter the 12th century, large numbers of Jews helped to fund and expand the Trans-Saharan trade. Because of this, Jews made up half the population of Sijilmasa (central trading city going to Ghana and the rest of western Sudan) by the 15th century. They eventually became well known merchants, financiers, goldsmiths, and silversmiths. Also, they invested in long-distance trade from Sijilmasa to Walata by going through Taghaza. In addition to operating caravans, they operated sections of the continuous traders' market in Sijilmasa, and they exported goods to Europe, Egypt, and other areas. Later on, Islam would expand so much that it would cause a large growth of the size and importance of trans-Saharan trade network.

Primary Source“.. in men and women alike it first betrayed itself by the emergence of certain tumours in the groin or armpits. Some of which grew as large as a common apple, others as an egg, some more, some less, which the common folk called gavocciolo. From the two said parts of the body this deadly gavocciolo soon began to propagate and spread itself in all directions indifferently; after which the form of the malady began to change, black spots or livid making their appearance in many cases on the arm or the thigh or elsewhere,..“

CitationThe History of Plague – Part 1. The Three Great Pandemics.Journal of military and veteran's health,2015.web.30,Nov.2015"The Black Plague" Photos/Illustrations


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