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Lecture_5,_core_2,2 - Portuguese in the Indian Ocean There...

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Portuguese in the Indian Ocean There are already competitors: Arab, Persian and Indian Muslims. They have a closed system. Portuguese become dominant traders in the sixteenth century, but how? They are far from home.
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Portuguese-Indian Routes
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Reasons for Portuguese Success Better naval/military technology Militaristic policy with full state support Political division in the targeted area (Indian Ocean region has no single large, powerful state) Alliances with local powers (especially with Persian kingdom)
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Portuguese Naus (ships for war and trade)
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Limits to Portuguese success China and Japan Portuguese must trade on the hosts’ terms Attempts to force trade with China in 1521 and 1522 end in decisive defeat of the Portuguese
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Portuguese Traders in Japan, 16 th c.
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The trading-post system Goa is headquarters Serious of strategic trading posts—fortified What do they trade? (list items) High income, but also high expenses (why?) System dominates for about 100 years
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They bring silver (where do they get it?)
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This note was uploaded on 07/03/2009 for the course HIST 0819 taught by Professor Ebert during the Spring '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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