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Unformatted text preview: exploration; traditional route heading east was controlled by Muslims and Italians (places like Genoa) • Bartholomeu Dias o Cape of Good Hope (1488), often referred to at the time as the Cape of Storms; a mutiny occurred on his ship; his sailors were afraid of the rest of the journey; forced him to turn back; in the process, he got a good estimation of just how large Africa is & what it would take to round its tip • Vasco da Gama o India (1498); made it all the way to Calicut; came back to Europe with his ships laden with spices; made a fortune o Spices (cinnamon and pepper)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course HISTORY AMH2010 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '11 term at FIU.
- Spring '11