How Did Europeans Study East Asia

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In 1095 pope urban II called for Christian to free their religions holy places in the middle east from Muslim control. The Europeans began trading with the Arabs , and in particular, began buying luxury goods that Arab traders obtain from East Asia: Spices, sugar, melons, tapestries, silk, and other items.By the 1300, Europeans had a strong economic motive to begin exploring the world for a route to Asia the bypassed the Italian city-state and Arab kingdomsAll that started to change in the 1400s. The rise of towns and the merchant class provided kings and queens with a new source of wealth they could tax. By the mid-1400s, four strong states
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