"The Spice Islands" Maluku Province by biawak
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Provinsi Maluku is now divided into two new provinces: Provinsi maluku (Capital: Ambon) and Provinsi Maluku Utara (Capital: Ternate). Ironically, while these islands seem obscure today, they were most famous in the old days of the spice trade. Nutmeg, mace and clove were the main attraction for traders who came from as far away as Europe. Before the rise of Islam in the Middle East, the spice trade weas conducted through a chain of traders: the Chinese and Indians trade between the spice islands and mainland Asia. In fact, the Romans had a trading post in India because the trade was so lucrative. Arabs used to bring the spices to the Middle East where they could then be sold to European traders. The Chinese were supposed to be importing clove at least since the Han dynasty 2000 years ago. After the rise of Islam, the Europeans had to try and find the source of these spices directly since both the sea route and the Silk road were both closed to them.
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