Age of Discovery
1400's A.D. - 1600's A.D.
A period in European history when there's lots of overseas exploration
Spice Trade & Sea Exploration
It's easy to think of the Age of Discovery and Spice Trade as a purely Western European narrative, but that's not the full story. The Ottoman Turk empire was the dominant empire of the Muslim world. They also had the upper hand against Western Europe in the Spice Trade because of their easy access to Asia/India.
Who were the Ottoman Turk's greatest competition in the Spice trade?