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A Larger World Opens:Expanded Influence of Western Civilization 1400- Ch 26 Age of Exploration and Colonization
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Motives in the Age of Exploration Attracted to East for silks and spices Difficult to trade with Islamic empires 1453 Byzantine Empire fell to Turks desire for wealth and adventure religious zeal- save souls Summary Gold, Glory and God
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Improvements in Navigation Better maps, follow coasts at first, used compass better ships- square sails and new hull design, heavy enough to carry canon use of astrolabe- magnetic compass sail by stars knowledge of wind patterns First the Portuguese (Prince Henry) then Spanish, France and England
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Portuguese Explorers Prince Henry- 1460t looking for trade and an ally against the Muslims/ Congo Diaz- made it to Cape of Good Hope 1488 Vasco de Gama- went in search of Christians and spices- arrived in India 1510 Portuguese flags in Goa, India and Macao, China
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The Spanish believed had to be a short cut by sailing
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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