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Unformatted text preview: Reconquista Influenced by Marco Polo Spain wanted western route to avoid Portugal and Ottoman Empire 4/5 of original population of Hispanola died after Columbus arrived Letter from Columbus Uses own country to understand new land Women work more than men Natives taught him a lot Makes himself sound heroic No monstrocities Forbode indiscriminant trade (gain trust)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course SPAN 300 taught by Professor Navarro during the Fall '10 term at Emory.
- Fall '10