We Venetians don't have many natural resources. However, we are good ship builders and we know the trade routes.
We need to trade with the Islamic Empire for access to key ports on our trade routes. They need ships. We can't live without them because we need their wheat, spices, raw silk, cotton, and ash to help us make glass.
Yeah! They like big boats and I cannot lie.
And you other brothers can't deny.
The Ottoman Empire now controls the entire flow of trade in the Mediterranean.
We have a deal in place for us to control the trade and carry the goods, while the Islamic Empire will focus on collecting taxes.
Wow! That sounds like a "win-win" deal.
It sounds like if we don't make this deal, our collective ships are sunk!
Their advanced mathematics will help us with computations such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication.