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Medieval trade routes
color shows the Muslim world (Abbasid Dynasty 750-1515)

China had more advanced technology than Europe before the Renaissance
edge runner mill
edge runner mill

China used water power for a wide range of processes by the 5th century
Su Sung clock

Many inventions originated in China

The Arab (Muslim) world had more interest in science than early-medieval Europeans

Was Europe in the Middle Ages backwards after all?
Why didn't the industrial revolution happen in China or the Muslim world?
How did Europe go from behind to being dominant