23 Age of Exploration 032911

23 Age of Exploration 032911 - The Age of Exploration...

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The  Age  of  Exploration Discovering Creativity
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AD   476 AD  1450 Why the age of discovery? Trade Zones Loss of Constantinople European trade zones collapsed
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AD   476 AD  1450 How to get to the eastern trade zones  from Europe? Around  Africa
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AD  1450 Portugal Committed to sail to the Indies Closest nation to the West  Coast of Africa Never strongly involved in  Mediterranean trade Henry the Navigator (1394- 1460) Established school for maritime  pursuits Compass, astrolabe,  cartography
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AD  1450 Portugal Developed the caravel Suitable for ocean travel Deep draft Lots of sails
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AD  1450 Portugal Established trading sites  along the coast of West  Africa Problem: winds  below the bulge of  Africa blew westward Solution: Hug the  coast Portugal
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AD  1450 Portugal King John II  (1481-1495) Bartholomew Diaz  (1487) Discovered the Cape of Good Hope Confirmed possibility of sailing  around Africa Turned down Columbus Portugal did not need to fund  a radical venture because they  already had a safe route  confirmed. But they had not rounded the  Cape yet.
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AD  1450 Portugal Manuel the Fortunate  (1495-1521) Panicked because of Columbus Urgently needed to get to the  Indies to establish trading sites Vasco da Gama  (1497-1499) Used winds to sweep him  toward the Cape of Good Hope Rounded the Cape and  proceeded to India Gained control of spice trade Cannons used on second trip Vasco De Gama
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AD  1450 Spain Vasco De Gama Decision to fund Columbus Aware of Portugal’s success
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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