Motives for Portuguese Restoration

Motives for Portuguese Restoration - Europe and Africa:...

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Europe and Africa: First Encounters Motives for Portuguese Restoration 1. Adventure: most commonly attributed to the curiosity of Henry the Navigator 2. Economic Competition: In Europe – a high demand for goods from the Far East, competition for the trade in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean, trade, markets to feed expanding European economy, Search for gold of Sudan, spices. Also, Portuguese soldiers fighting Muslims in N. Africa return with stories of a “land of gold” well beyond the reach of the Arab Muslims 3. Millitary/Religious – conflict with Islam/Crusades 4. Search for Christian Allies: Myth of Prester John, wanted to find them as apposed to Muslims finding them, Ethiopian kingdom Christian though Prester John not real 5. Conversion: to save souls of non Christians, all captians instructed to convert captives, slaves, and sons of African chiefs Henry the Navigator Takes the leader with the idea to o Outflank islam by circumnavigating Africa
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course HUMN 007 taught by Professor Blyden during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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