The Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration - The Age of Explorat ion Midd le...

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The  Age  of  Exploration Middle Ages (476-1350) 14 th  Century – Black Death 15 th 16 th  Century – Reformation Exploration   same time as the reformation (part medieval  part modern) 14 th  – 16 th  centuries (part middle ages, part modern)  The  Exploration Motives   God, Glory, Gold Rise of money economy   capitalism economy in an agrarian  society o Commercial capitalism  o  bankers and merchants Spanish wanted to spread Catholicism to the new world New Monarchies made exploration possible  Most explorations were state sponsored Some historians argue that age of discovery is the most  important event in the last millennium o The age of Vasco da Gama Portuguese explorer Sponsored by Henry the Navigator Went around Africa to reach India 1480s-1950s   age of Vasco da Gama 
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2009 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at American Public University.

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