Venice began trading with the Islamic world as early as the eighth century.
Trade between the Venetians and Mamluks began as early as the thirteenth century and profited both empires, strengthening their diplomatic ties.
Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Venetian and Ottoman empires were trading partners—a mutually beneficial relationship providing each with access to key ports and valuable goods.
The Islamic world influecend artistic and scientific growth in Venice.
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