History Of Asia
Asia has been home to some of the greatest civilizations and empires that originated. It is in fact the biggest continent in the world and has several great nations that are thousands of years old. Each country ahs its own history and culture that is thousands of years old.
The history of Asia includes the history of other regions like East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East and also a partial area of the Eurasian Steppe. The coastal areas of Asia have been home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world. The river valleys were so fertile that people preferred to live here and cultivate by the river. Some of the early civilizations to have birthed in Asia are Mesopotamia, Indus valley, and the Chinese civilization.More...
History Of Slavery In Asia Timeline
Slavery has a vast history in the Asian continent. Almost all the parts of Asia were involved in the Salve trade for a long time. Until 1908 slave trade was very much in practice in the Ottoman Empire. Russian and Persian prisoners were sold as slaves.
According to a British officer called Sir Henry Bartle Frere, there were nearly 8 to 9 million slaves in India in the year 1841. Slavery was an abolished practice in Hindus and Muslims of India. In Istanbul, nearly one fifth of the population was enslaved at that time.More...
History Of Islam In Asia
The Muslims first occupied Arabia in about 150,000 BC which were called the Old Stone Age. People at this time were mainly hunters. The first sign of civilization occurred in 2000 BC when some of the Semitic speaking people moved into the Arabian land. They could have come from north of Arabia. Their main occupation was as shepherd and goatherds and they moved around like nomads.
The first Muslims were nomads and many of them continue to be so. In the southern side of the Arabian Peninsula there were Muslim farmers. The queen of Sheeba mentioned in the Bible could have been one among these farmers.More...