DBQ The European Age of Exploration Question Identify the causes of the

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DBQ: The European Age of Exploration Question: Identify the causes of the European Age of Exploration. Assess the accomplishments of the European Age of Exploration in bringing about a European Golden Age (The Renaissance).
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Name Date Document 1 Source: Historian John P. McKay describes the impact of the Fall of Constantinople (1453) on Europe and the role it played in causing the Age of Exploration in A History of Western Society 10 th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011). Document 2 Source: A map of the Ottoman Empire and its growth after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. From Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis and Anthony Esler, World History: Connections to Today (Prentice Hall). Name Date By the mid-sixteenth century Ottomans controlled the sea trade in the eastern Mediterranean, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and the rest of North Africa, and their power extended into Europe as far west as Vienna. Ottoman expansion frightened Europeans. The Ottoman armies seemed nearly invincible and the empire’s desire for expansion limitless. In France in the sixteenth century, twice as many books were printed about the Turkish threat as about the American discoveries. The strength of the Ottomans helps explain some of the missionary fervor Christians brought to new territories. It also raised economic concerns. With trade routes to the east in the hands of the Ottomans, Europeans needed to find new trade routes. DBQ: The European Age of Exploration
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Document 3 Source: A map of exploration routes coming from Portugal. Rulers of Portugal began to fund voyages of exploration under the rule of Prince Henry, “The Navigator,” a nickname earned for his interest in new navigation technologies he brought to Europe from the Arab world. From Civilization in the West published by Pearson Education. Found at ablongman.com. Document 4 Source: An excerpt from the journal of Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer who led voyages funded by the monarchs of Spain in 1492. Columbus sailed west from Spain in order to reach India while avoiding Africa. He died believing his men discovered a westward route to India, but in fact, landed in the Caribbean. Medieval History Sourcebook: Name Date DBQ: The European Age of Exploration Your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians, and princes who love and promote the holy Christian faith, and are enemies of the doctrine of Mahomet [Mohammed], and of all idolatry and heresy, determined to send me, Christopher Columbus, to the above-mentioned countries of India, to see the said princes, people, and territories, and to learn their disposition and the proper method of converting them to our holy faith; and furthermore directed that I should not proceed by land to the East, as is customary, but by a Westerly route, in which direction we have hitherto no certain evidence that any one has gone.
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