12.7 HS Notes

12.7 HS Notes - - - - - - - - Age of Exploration: 1350-1600...

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Age of Exploration: 1350-1600 - Europe expands itself overseas through exploration, commerce/trade, and conquest - European culture is globalized (4 ways) o Missionaries spread the Christian religion throughout the world – becomes a global religion o Through colonies o Through colonization and conquest of native peoples, hybrid cultures are produced (Latin American culture a blend of Native American and European culture) o Through commerce, Europe’s economy becomes dependant on each other - Setting up colonies wasn’t expected, but also wasn’t expected to be thriving economically - Key factors to come out of expansion: o The renaissance o Europeans were fascinated with non-European cultures - Marco Polo (1255-1324) o Spent 24 yrs in China as a trader (but wasn’t the first Italian to go there) o In 1298, was a prisoner, and dictates his travels to his cellmate – becomes printed – influential book - Travels of Sir John Mandeville also one of the more popular books (1322-1326 tripe) – to Constantinople, holy lands, China, India o Aimed at people who could read, not scholars or geographers - Prester John – most famous fantastical account to circulate in the medieval ages o Prester = priest; Prester was supposed to be a king who was also a Christian Priest o Was thought that in the far East there was supposed to be a kingdom of Christians cut off of their
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course HS 203 taught by Professor Worms during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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12.7 HS Notes - - - - - - - - Age of Exploration: 1350-1600...

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