A Revolution in Technology

From the Renaissance onwards, European countries began to engage themselves more actively in trade. Technological advances permitted European sailors to navigate new routes to the east, and the advent of the Industrial Revolution accelerated this process.  By the mid-nineteenth century, European goods were being imported into China and Japan. 

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  • Authors:
    Struan Reid
    Era:
    11th to 19th century AD
    Language of article:
    English
    Source:

    Silk and Spice Routes, Inventions and Trade

    Format:
    PDF
    Countries:
    China, Japan

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