The European Exploration and Conquest. The 3 “G”s GOLD-money was the great motivation GOD-later missionaries to convert the natives GLORY-personal fame and hopefully fortune But they still needed inventions to help them travel across the seas…. Motivations for Exploration.
Led by first Dias then DaGama Portugal explored the coast of Africa.Why?DaGama was first European to round Cape Of Good Hope and travel to India by sea
The Pope’s Line of Demarcation
Ferdinand Magellan & the First Circumnavigation of the World:Early 16c
“…The closeness of the place, and the heat of the climate, added to the number in the ship, which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself, almost suffocated us. This produced copious perspirations, so that the air soon became unfit for respiration, from a variety of loathsome smells, and brought on a sickness among the slaves, of which many died… …The shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dying, rendered the whole a scene of horror almost inconceivable.”
A skilled laborer might earn 150 florins a year
China? What support is there?
Their education helped, China liked