13 Hist Lecture

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Unformatted text preview: 2/13 Hist Lecture 13/02/2008 12:03:00 Chinas withdrawal from seaborne imperialism in early 1400s cleared the path for Europes expansion. Explaining the European Miracle Motives Gain direct access to Indian and Chinese markets (spices, drugs, technology) o Ottoman Empire prevented/taxed trade between Asia and Europe o Italian city-states had trade monopolies with Ottomans -> Portuguese wanted to find direct sea route to Indian Ocean o Lure of African gold, ivory, slaves o Untapped fishing grounds in the Atlantic: early voyages to Newfoundland? o Poverty: Portugal, e.g. possessed limited natural resources and was blocked from expanding on land o Christian missionary efforts Christians urged to spread their faith throughout the world Precedent: crusades and holy wars against Muslims in 1100s and 1200s Reconquista of Spain inspired Iberian crusaders in the New...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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