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Cal State Fullerton - HIST 110 - Hist 110B, Week 1 Notes - Class Notes

School: California State University - Fullerton
Department: History
Course: World Civilization to 16th Century
Professor: Stefan Chrissanthos
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: history
Name: Hist 110B, Week 1 Notes
Description: Covers a introduction of Chapter 17 and some geography
Uploaded: 03/01/2016
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background image HIST 110B 2/4, Chapter 17 Geography European Exploration Europeans wanted goods from Asia o Silk from China, porcelain also from China, spices, cotton which  mostly come from India But the 3 Islamic empires cut off overland trade to Europe o Crusades, etc. Led to sailing to the Spice Islands o First by Portugal
o All done by Henry the Navigator (King of Portugal)
Militarized trade Islamic empires had no sailing innovations, or many ships o Conservative, per the Sharia (Sunni Islam)
o Don’t see any reason to change so they don’t compete
Spain sent Columbus westward o Hits Caribbean, Cuba, the Bahamas, & Hispaniola
o Never actually discovers America
o Bumps into “New World”
Aztec and Inca Empires o Cortes finds lots of people willing to ally with him because they  hate the Spanish  o Pizarro 
o 12 million, 25 million population
o Enjoyed committing human sacrifice to those they conquered
Portuguese to Brazil o Control Bahia and Rio
o Main goal to have sugar plantations to produce the sugar
Why stay? o To get rich
o To spread Christianity

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Department: History
Course: World Civilization to 16th Century
Professor: Stefan Chrissanthos
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: history
Name: Hist 110B, Week 1 Notes
Description: Covers a introduction of Chapter 17 and some geography
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