chapter 13 - CHAPTER 13 European Overseas Expansion to 1600...

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CHAPTER 13 European Overseas Expansion to 1600 I. The European Background, 1250-1492 Late medieval advances in technology and geography enabled interested Europeans to explore the greater world. A. Early Exploration and Cultural Interaction 1. European contacts through trade with Asia and Africa. 2. European geographical knowledge. 3. The travels of Marco Polo. B. Navigational Innovations 1. The compass, astrolabe, and improvements in shipbuilding. C. The Revolution in Geography 1. Use of Ptolemy's lines of latitude and longitude. 2. The development of the Catalan World Atlas. II. Portuguese Voyages of Exploration, 1350-1515 Portugal won trade routes and colonies in early explorations along the African coast and into southeast Asia. A. The Early Voyages 1. The contributions of Prince Henry the Navigator. 2. Portuguese exploration of the North Atlantic islands and the importation of slaves. B. The Search for a Sea Route to Asia
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