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The Age of “Discovery”
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Afro-Eurasian Trade World Before Columbus “world” trade before Columbus: East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe linked by trade Indian Ocean trade world: autonomous, cosmopolitan cities, not united or dominated by one power Europeans weak players, few finished goods others desire, Venetians and Genoese as middle- men
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Afro-Eurasian Trade World Before Columbus
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I. Renaissance Geography - Ptolemy’s Geography,  trans. 1406 - round Earth,  - only three continents: Europe, Asia and  Africa
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The World According to Ptolemy
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II. Motivations for Exploration - religious zeal, desire for conversion - desire for material gain: gold and spices - glory as Renaissance ideal - technological advances as prerequisite
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II. Portuguese Expansion in Africa 1415, Prince Henry the Navigator - capture of  Ceuta, Morocco
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Unformatted text preview: Fortalezza at Sagres II. Portuguese Expansion in Africa Establish trade bases on west coast of Africa First Africans enslaved by Portuguese 1497-8, Vasco da Gama rounds Africa, reaches India and Spice Islands colonization of Atlantic islands: Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde Vasco da Gama Relief showing three Portuguese,Nigeria, 16th or 17th c. The Azores Christopher Columbus Replicas of the Pinta and Santa Maria , built for the 1992 quincentennial. III. Spanish Discovery of New World 1492, Columbus voyage of discovery lands at San Salvador, Cuba, Hispaniola Amerigo Vespucci: a new continent 1513, de Balboa at Pacific Ocean 1519-22, Ferdinand Magellan sails west from Spain & around the world Treatment of Taino people by Spanish Columbus encounters Native Americans...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course HIST 141 taught by Professor Fraser,e during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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