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Hist 110B, Week 1 Notes

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Hist 110B, Week 1 Notes History 110B

Katrina Japson
Cal State Fullerton
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Covers a introduction of Chapter 17 and some geography
World Civilizations Since the 16th Century
Daniel Christensen
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Katrina Japson on Tuesday March 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to History 110B at California State University - Fullerton taught by Daniel Christensen in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 40 views. For similar materials see World Civilizations Since the 16th Century in History at California State University - Fullerton.

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Date Created: 03/01/16
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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