Arabic Culture Brought Trade… Including Banking

During the medieval era, crusading knights thought they were the most civilized and advanced in all the world. Little did they know that the Turks saw them as ignorant barbarians. Because the Mohammedan culture was so much more advanced than that of the European crusaders, it caught the knights by surprise. The Eastern civilization dazzled the knights with their arts and culture. After they brought back precious stones, colorful rugs, spices and jewelry, to the European world, the people wanted more. Retrieving these fabulous treasures required ships to be built, bankers to handle the transactions and middlemen to sell the wares. Trading increased and brought great prosperity to European cities.  Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

The Guild (Book 2)

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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