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Food in Qing Dynasty China

By |2019-03-27T18:52:34-07:00June 4th, 2017|China, Food|

Qing Dynasty Chinese food: Chinese sweet potato noodles New traders come to China In 1506 AD, the first Portuguese sailing ships - led by Columbus' cousin - reached China, and then more and more European ships came. These European ships brought (among other things) many new foods to China. So Qing Dynasty Chinese [...]

Medieval African Economy

By |2018-04-10T00:08:51-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Economy, History, Medieval|

Medieval African economy: A salt caravan across the Sahara Desert West African caravan trade The African economy had always involved international trade. But trade became even more important in the Middle Ages. Starting around 1000 AD, West African traders also sold gold. Traders with camels carried the gold across the Sahara from West Africa [...]