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Europe in the age of exploration

by: SC_Grace Dillon

Europe in the age of exploration HIST 1100 - 01

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SC_Grace Dillon
American History to 1865
michelle morris

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Notes taken Thursday, August 27, 2015 Goes over the Black Death, travel, technology, trade, and Christopher Columbus
American History to 1865
michelle morris
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Date Created: 08/29/15
Thursday August 27 2015 Europe in the age of exploration Why did Europeans nd America when they did The Black Death Before 1 Europe has reached its saturation point in terms of population 2 Labor rich and land poor resulting in low wages and common poverty and want Late 1340s the Black Death ravaged Europe and killed a least 13 of its population 1 Subsequent outbreaks killed more by the end of the century Extreme social and economic dislocation 1 Farms went unfarmed craft and professional trades were decimated 2 Transmission of knowledge Opportunities Long tern reaction resulted in growth and opportunity 1 Land rich and labor poor resulting in higher wages and increased expectations 2 Opening of educational and craft opportunities to a larger proportion of those of middle rank 3 Encouraged technological innovation which maximized labor production Questioning of received authority 1 Religious diversity under Catholicism and later protestant reformation 2 Willingness to push the boundaries of received knowledge New technologies Navigational technology 1 Study of lat and long 2 Improved instruments for determining lat 3 Better ships that cold navigate and hold in the middle of the ocean Printing press 1 Johann Gutenberg ca1439 2 Helped generate exploration disseminate navigational information Travel All the good things were seen to be in the east How to get it Thursday August 27 2015 1 Small Italian city states controlled the overland route to the east 2 quotPrince henry the navigatorquot 13941460 of Portugal a Encourages techogical development travel and people who volunteered to do it b Couldn t travel by land c Went through Africa Trade from Africa to Asia 1 By 1440 Portugal was trading for gold ivory and slaves in Africa 2 In 1488 Bartolomeu Dial sailed around the Cape of Good Hope 3 1499 Vasco De Gama returned from India with spices Christopher Columbus Was convinced that he could go to the east by sailing east 1 Active in the Spanish royal court 2 Like all educated he believed he world was round 3 He grossly underestimated the distance between Europe and the indies a There was no ship that could hold that amount of food and water to make the entire journey b Wanted to travel west to china rst 4 1494convinced queen Isabella and kind Ferdinand of Spain to sponcer a journey across the Atlantic ocean 5 He sailed from Spain to San Salvador a Died believing he landed in Asia His voyages sparked WAVES of exploration Ferdinand Magellan Circumnavigated the world Proved that the Americas weren t islands but that they were full continents Columbian exchange Americas Europe Corn Domestic animals Tobacco Iron technology Furs Christianity Syphilis smallpox measles etc One big problem with all the expositions 1 The point was to make money 2 Exploration was expensive 3 The route to the indies was blocked by a couple of massive continents Thursday August 27 2015 Hernan Cortez encountered the Mexica Aztecs 1 Very advanced civilization 2 How did Spanish achieve concurring this civilization 3 How did it affect Europe 4


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