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Unformatted text preview: C. Spain: Ferdinand and Isabella (1479-1516) mobilize kingdoms great resources to establish a vast overseas empire 1. Christopher Columbus sets sail for Asia, in August 1492; in this and later voyages, reached all of the major islands of the Caribbean and the mainland of Central America Doc.: Columbus, Letter on his First Voyage, 1493 2. Ferdinand Magellan/Sebastian del Cano: 1519 voyage through strait at southern tip of South America, on to Philippines: first to circumnavigate the world 3. Hernn Corts conquers Aztec empire of Mexico by 1522; Francisco Pizzaro conquers the Inca empire of Peru by 1536 = tremendous amounts of silver III. Motivations and justifications for overseas exploration and rule A. Doc .: Azurara, Why Prince Henry the Navigator Decided to Explore Africa (undated) B. God, Glory, Gold...
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- Spring '11