The Trade Development In Gotland & Great Zimbabwe



There were many differences and similarities between the ways trade has
developed in Gotland and in Great Zimbabwe. In this essay I would discuss
the most important ones, that can indicate something about trade
development in other places in the world. The time span in which trade has
developed and came to its highest level in both places was about the same.
In Great Zimbabwe it was between the 10th and the 16th centuries. In
Gotland it started in the Vikings age end (9th century) and ended in the
16th century. The trade was reduced radically after these eras have passed.
The main reason for it in Great Zimbabwe was social and environmental
reasons_Great Zimbabwe was abandoned. Another ...

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trade connections when the ships were not so
developed. When the ships were more advanced, Gotland was used as a trade
station_ships from the Baltic area got equipped and traded with the Gutar.
Great Zimbabwe is found in the mainland but it is close to the coast. Great
Zimbabwe's region contains many gold resources and it is a good
agricultural zone. The location of an area and the resources in it could
affect the trade and its development tremendously. The markets that the
merchants in each place traded with were ones that the best way to reach
them was by sailing. The people from Great Zimbabwe used the winds that are
blowing in the Indian ocean and the Arab sea to navigate to the places they
traded with. The places are: southern Arabia, India, China. The Gutar
traded with ships that came to Gotland from the Baltic area. In the golden
age of the trade in Gotland the Gutar have reached to places all over
Europe and even to the Mediterranean sea countries. Both places have ...

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