Ms. Cruz P.6
The Era of Wealth and Power
Since historians had a tough time depicting what went on throughout 600-1450 CE, the era of wealth and power would be a fitting name for this nameless era. The reasons why I chose this name was because of the impact the Crusades, trade network, and the rise and spread of Islam left through those years. These three reasons show strong evidence on why this era was filled with much power over empires and people and wealth within them.
The rise and spread of Islam showed wealth and power through their government, military, and their successful trade during that time. Islam’s government was mostly fair and not corrupted towards is people, they had freedom of religion, which attracted more people towards them. Islam was also able to offer them protection, but they had to follow the Ordinance of Government and pay a tax called Jizyah. Due to their stable government they were able to acquire more followers, which gave them strength. Their military held much power because of their method of fighting and they were able to conquer different empires straight across. They were also feared because the military was violent and usually spared no mercy, which gave them even more power. Their wealth came from trade, because most of the routes were through Islam and there was high demand of items during that period.
Trade networks was what made many people so wealthy and powerful. The consumers wanted more of the goods to be traded and when these items were being demanded it created an expansion of empires. Several empires were powerful due to the many routes that would go through their empire, which also caused more...