caravans of gold, video notes - Coggle Diagram
caravans of gold
niger river, indian ocean, sahara desert
they used different modes of transportation for each
used the stars for navigation on the ocean and sahara. which would take the most skill to navigate?
the presence of islam gave them literacy in arabic because they had to learn the quran in arabic
what's going on in other parts of the world?
"lords of the desert" rode the camel caravans across the sahara desert. 21 days
land of wealth and comfort. once a commercial center of long ranging importance.
economy based on gold
city in mali that makes gold items (?)
eden bottuita (or something)
taught islamic law and politics as well as theology
islam brought them literacy and learning arabic
islam brought to them a moral code and rules for credit and pricing
21 day journey across the sahara
their arrival is greeted with dancing and music
king has lots of gold. the use is lavish and extraordinary
"the king adorns himself like a woman wearing necklaces and bracelets of gold. behind him stand pages holding shields and swords decorated with gold. and on his right are the sons of the subordinate kings of his country all wearing splendid garments and their hair plaited with gold"
power rested on farming prosperity and military strength, but gold has more influence
niger river for trading
60 day across sahara to get to cario
heart of trade