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Unformatted text preview: Spain. They took the city putting and end to the Reconquering. It is said that Boabdil, the last Moorish king, gave up the keys to the city and left Granada crying over the loss of his beloved Alhambra. The year 1492 is an extremely important date in the history of Spain. The same year that the Moors were expelled, the Genovese navigator, Christopher Columbus, sponsored by Queen Isabel, left from the port of Palos in the south of Spain with three caravels (Spanish sailing ships) to discover a new route to the Indies. But when Columbus set foot on land October 12, 1492, he had not arrived in India but on an island in what is today the Bahamas in the Americas. This day began the conquest, the exploration and the colonization of the Americas in the name of the Spanish crown, converting Spain the richest and most vast empire in the world....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '09 term at BYU.
- Fall '09