The Expansion of Europe

ASSIGNMENTS

Homework:  

Henretta Chapter One:

NOTE: You should read all the following, except the Study Guide, which is optional.

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Gate's Notes

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Dairy of Christopher Columbus (Excerpt)

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Journal of Amerigo Vespucci (Excerpt)

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Study Guide

 

                                                         

 Primary Sources

The Discovery of North America by Leif Erikson, c. 1000

Map of Marco Polo's Travels 

Marco Polo: The Glories of Kinsay (Hang Chow) (c. 1300)

Marco Polo: On the Tartars (c.1300)

Sir John Mandeville: "On Prester John" (c. 1366)

Letter to Prester John (In Latin)

Privileges and Prerogatives granted by their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus (1492)

Extracts from the Journals of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus:  Letter to the King and Queen of Spain, (c. 1494)

Bartoleme De Las Casas:  Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies

Amerigo Vespucci: Account of his First Voyage (1497)

John Cabot:  Voyage to North America (1497)

Vasco da Gama: Round Africa to India: (1497-98)

Letters Patent from King Henry VII to John Cabot and Sons to discover New and Unknown Lands

Letter from Fra Soncino to The Duke of Milan regarding John Cabot's First Voyage (1497)

Ferdinand Magellan's Voyage Round the World (1519-1522)

Nicholas Monardes:  Of the Tobaco and of His Greate Vertues (1577)

 

Web Links

 

The Discoverer's Web 

Marco Polo and his Travels

"Did Marco Polo Really Make it to China?"

Columbus and the Age of Discovery

Christopher Columbus: Man and Myth (LOC)

Inventing America (LOC)

"Morphed" Image of Christopher Columbus from Separate Prints.

The Columbus Navigation Homepage

Columbus and Genocide (American Historical Review)

Tutorials from the University of Calgary --  European Voyages of Exploration:

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Geography and Cartography

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Shipbuilding and Navigation

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Predominant Winds and Sailing Routes

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Religion and Exploration

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European Maritime Superiority

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Trade: Sugar and Slaves

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The European Way of War

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Prince Henry the Navigator

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Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Empire

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The Caribbean: First Contact

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Latin America and the Conquistadors

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Asia and European Voyages of Discovery

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Africa:  The Search for Gold and Slaves

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The Iberian Pioneers:  Portugal and Spain

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Knowledge and Power

 

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