Flashcards in Discovering the new world Deck (16):
puts man instead of God in the center of the world
Since the 15th' century Europeans seek alternative naval routes to the east
after the Turks close them down.
China (the Kingdom of Citahi, inspired by Marco Polo) and India.
the Portuguese naval vessel: The "Caravella". Other important inventions that were brought from China: The compass and the steering wheel.
Enriques the Navigator – North Africa.
Bartolommeo Dias: The Good Hope Cape – South Africa.
Vasco De Gama: Calacta harbor India.
Isabel and Ferdinand
End of the Reconquista, January 1492
Two major objectives for Spanish expansion
Trade routes for the East, and the conversion of native Indians to Christianity
Two Spanish kings that turn Spain into a naval empire in Latin America during the 16th' century
1. Carl (1516 – 1556) and Philip the 2nd' (1556 – 1598). Both of them fought the rise of Protestantism and the Ottoman Empire.
Left Barcelona on 2\8\1492 and arrived to the Bahamas on 12\10\1492. He died in 1506 with out knowing that he had discovered a new continent.
Caravel finds Brazil.
1519 - 1522:
Ferdinand Magellan goes around the world
Major Portuguese and Spanish objectives
Securing naval routes and promoting trade, converting locals, and for the Spanish: establishing permanent settlements.
The impact of the new world on Europe
Transferring the balance of trade from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.