History 105 Notes 8-31

History 105 Notes 8-31 - History 105 First Contact...

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History 105 First Contact Columbian Exchange – Diseases, Food, Languages, Cultures, Religious beliefs, and Sex (Syphilis) Reconquista – Re-conquest of Spain for Christian Kings over Muslims Encomienda – an award of land and labor Black Legend – (Eng) refers to Spanish affect in the Americas Madiera Reformation St. Augustine, 1565 Americas in 1492 were not uninhabited but filled with sophisticated people (millions) No unclaimed or uninhabited land (Ind. Pov) Severe stress in Northern Americas due to drought from 1300 – European arrival Indians did not resist as a group, more likely than not they welcomed No unity Soon after arrival, Indian population dropped drastically (90%) due primarily to disease 1539 Muslim forces were laying siege to Vienna Portuguese had traveled to India and China by sea Chinese came to America in 1421? Prior contact by Vikings and fishermen In Mexico Cortez found a translator Captive stories fascinated everyone By 1492 the economy of Europe was changing to a market economy
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