Flashcards in Ch 14: European Exploration and Conquest Deck (95)
Center of afroeurasion trade
Venetian trader and explorer whose stories fueled western fantasies, travelled to China
The Mongols fell to the ___________
Led treasure fleet" on multiple explorations, China turned away from external trade after his death
Was one of the most powerful African empires until their defeat by the ottomans in 1517
________ was practiced in Africa and everywhere else
Legends about Africa were ____________
What did people believe about Africa?
It was a Christian nation ruled by the descendent of one of the three kings; prestor John
The Middle East was an ___________ for the afroeurasion trade
There was a religious clash between the ____________ and ______________
Persians and Turks
What religion were Persians?
What religion did the ottoman Turks follow?
The Turks and Persians competed for ____________
Under Sultan Mohammed II the ottomans captured the largest European city _____________
What did the ottomans rename Constantinople?
The ottomans expanded ___________
In the late Middle Ages who controlled trade with east?
Venice and Genoa
Revival of the economy after the _____________ was a cause of expansion
Europeans wanted to spread ______________
Spanish soldier explorers who sought to conquer the new world for the Spanish
Fictitious travel book that convinced Europeans and romanticized exploration
The travels of John mandeville
Older ships propelled by slaves
New ships developed by Portuguese
Depicted the world as round and introduced concepts of latitude and longitude
Who reintroduced Europeans to Ptolemys geography?
Instruments invented by greeks, determine location by the elevation of the sun
Who perfected the astrolabe
Supported study of geography and navigation, dubbed the navigator, convinced the Portuguese monarch to open a school of navigation
The Portuguese conquest of Moroccan city ________ marked the beginning of European overseas expansion