W. Age of Exploration . W. Earlier Explorations. Islam & the Spice Trade Moluccas A New Player Europe Marco Polo, 1271 Chinese Admiral Zheng He & the Ming “Treasure Fleet” . Map of the Known World pre- 1492. W. Motives for European Exploration.
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Motives for European Exploration
Crusades by-pass intermediaries to get to Asia.
Renaissance curiosity about other lands and peoples.
Reformation refugees & missionaries.
Fame and fortune.
Gold, Glory, God
Wheel lock Musket
Exploring the west coast of Africa.
Bartolomeo Dias, 1487-tip of Africa.
Vasco da Gama, 1498-India.
Alfonso de Albuquerque (Goa, 1510; Malacca, 1511).
Looking for “El Dorado”
be considered the
35 million pesos between 1596-1600
de Las Casas
Spanish Monk who protested the Spanish cruelty towards Native Americans
New Laws 1542
Impact of European Expansion