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Age of Exploration & Isolation. Chapter 19.1 Europeans Explore the East. Factors Spur Exploration. Renaissance curiosity about world GOLD : Desire for new sources of wealth & trade GLORY : fame & for King & Country GOD : Missionary impetus to spread Christianity. Europeans Want Spices.

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age of exploration isolation

Age of Exploration & Isolation

Chapter 19.1

Europeans Explore the East

factors spur exploration
Factors Spur Exploration
  • Renaissance curiosity about world
  • GOLD: Desire for new sources of wealth & trade
  • GLORY: fame & for King & Country
  • GOD: Missionary impetus to spread Christianity
portugal leads the way
Portugal Leads the Way
  • Prince Henry “the Navigator” founds school of exploration in 1419
  • Sailors surveyed coast of Africa & later India
bartolomeu diaz
Bartolomeu Diaz
  • Reached tip of South Africa in 1488
vasco da gama
Vasco da Gama

1st European to sail a direct route to India in 1498

spanish claims
Spanish Claims
  • 1492:Christopher Columbusdiscovers the Caribbean thinking it was Asia
treaty of tordesillas 1494
Treaty of Tordesillas 1494
  • To keep peace between 2 Catholic nations, the Pope divided the world in ½ based on Spanish & Portuguese claims
  • Showed European’s disregard for indigenous peoples
europeans carve up the east indies
Europeans Carve up the East Indies
  • Following Portugal; other nations seized ports in Africa & Asia
    • Britain & France enter India
    • Spain took over Philippines in 1521
    • Dutch took over Cape Town & Indonesia
dutch east india company
Dutch East India Company
  • 1st corporation in history, controlled Indonesia
  • Est. in 1602 after the Dutch freed themselves from Spain
  • Private company owned by Dutch investors
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