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Lecture Twenty-Three: The Age of Exploration Lecture Reading – Sherman, pages 406-427, Documents 12.1 and 12.2 I. The World Imagined a. “East” as source of luxury goods b. Land routes blocked c. Vasco da Gama and the Portugese d. Incorrect geography II. The World Disccovered a. Motivations for Exploration i.Gold, God, and Glory ii.Money iii.Spice iv.Conversion v.Alliances against the Turks b. Increasing Ability i.Mapmakers increase skill, inspire confidence ii.Improved ships iii.Lateen iv.Knowledge of wind patterns c. Portugese Race for the East i.First to explore ii.Bypass Turks iii.Venture south around Africa iv.Da Gama successful v.Establish trading outposts d. Spain i.Columbus 1. Lands in Caribbean 2. Columbus claims for Spain 3. Believes they are Asian Islands 4. Stage set for conflict between Spain and Portugal 5. Treaty of Torsedillas divides ii.Circumnaviation 1. Eventually clear that Columbus discovered new continent 2. Vespucci, Balboa, Magellan circumnavigate the globe
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