The Asian Spice Trade in Pre-European Era (including Oriental Ceramics of Asia, Pottery & Porcelain of China.

The moonsooons or seasonal wind shped the trading patter in the southern sea. The key product of Southeast Asia were spices. Only a small spices traded in the region was destined to Europe,

How the Spice Trade Changed the World

How the Spice Trade Changed the World

Pepper was once so valuable that it could be used to pay the rent.

spice trade route

spice trade route

The economically important Silk Road (red) and spice trade routes (blue) blocked by the Ottoman Empire ca. 1453 with the fall of the Byzantine Empire, spurring exploration motivated initially by the finding of a sea route around Africa and triggering the Age of Discovery.

Map of silk routes, starting c. The land routes are red, the water routes are blue.

Evidence of 3,000-Year-Old Cinnamon Trade Found in Israel. 27 flasks from five sites in Israel date back 3000 years. 10 of them contain a compound found in cinnamon. The finding suggests a long range spice trade from the Far East to the Middle East.

Evidence of 3,000-Year-Old Cinnamon Trade Found in Israel

Evidence of Cinnamon Trade Found in Israel. 27 flasks from five sites in Israel date back 3000 years. 10 of them contain a compound found in cinnamon. The finding suggests a long range spice trade from the Far East to the Middle East.

Spice Trade (Hardcover) (Erik Mauritzson)

Spice Trade (Hardcover) (Erik Mauritzson)

Calicut, India as rendered in 1572. Europe used brutal tactics in India and Southeast Asia in efforts to get in on the spice trade. Image is from Georg Braun and Franz Hogenber's atlas Civitates orbis terrarum.

How the Spice Trade Changed the World

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