Pages of Pages of H1301 Unit 1 Lecture One class 2008 [6]

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Windfall Winnings - Around Africa: Maritime route to the East: Portugual Henry the Navigator (1394 - 1460) – • Sugar - Bonanza crop value • Large scale production demands massive labor increase • Slavery and Mediterranean tradition – Captives (wrong place, wrong time) – Culturally different / “them” / increasingly non-Christian Western products for gold and slaves Enter Spain: – Jan 1492 Reconquista reunites Spain • Recognized the need to enter the world-wide trade competition for continual national development – Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506)
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Unformatted text preview: • Raised in Genoa / trained under Portuguese • Lobbied crown for expedition • Circumnavigation theory – earth 25% too small • Cut of profits, on-going and prestige • – August 1492 set out for Japan in small cheap ships Nina, Pinta & Santa Maria – Brought back “Indians” and a little gold, some plants, etc. thinking he’d found some lands off coast of India • • Map published by Americo Vespucci – Portuguese writer who Unit 1– Lecture One Hollinger 1301 Hybrid 6 published accounts in Florence in 1504 named America •...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2008 for the course HISTORY 1301 taught by Professor Hollinger during the Fall '08 term at Tarrant County.

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