EN 209-005 Lecture notes on Christopher Columbus
EN 209-005 Lecture notes on Christopher Columbus EN 209
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Date Created: 09/16/15
En 209005 91415 Christopher Columbus Historical Context Columbus s claim to fame 0 He discovered America 0 Disproved the theory that the world is at PreColumbus Cosmography study of the universe 0 TO Map contains the letter T represents a body of water within a large 0 water surrounds the 3 land masses I Representation of the world before Christopher Columbus sailed in 1492 0 Five Zone Theory Climate I Frigid zone I Temperate zone I Torrid zone I Ocean river I Torrid hot zone I Temperate zone I Frigid zone 0 Believed that people only lived in the northern zone because to get to the southern temperate zone you d have to pass through the Torrid Zone and its too hot Why Columbus Who was he 1451 20 May 1506 Portugal 1485 asks Portugal first because bigger empire in terms of resources to support Columbus s expedition turned down From Genoa Italy England asks England Henry is more concerned about protecting himself and his seat so Columbus turned down Spain Castile IsabellaAragon FerdinandD 0 Don t immediately say yes asks for 2 years before they agree to voyage o Commit very little or resources make Columbus find almost all needs himself 0 Four Voyages between 14921504 Literary Significance American literature now it can be written instead of just oral o Transforms I American Myths Exceptionalism Land of riches Land of opportunity rejuvenation selfmade man 0 Genres En 209005 91415 I Iournal diary I Letter Relation an official formal document that a person writes to a representative of the government in this case the Crown Gives an accounting of your actions to the Crown
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