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EARLY MODERN AGE
Transcript of EARLY MODERN AGE
BEGINNING: Christopher Colombus discovered América (1492, 15th c.)
ENDING: French Revolution (1789, 18th c.)
Explorers and conquerors discovered new lands and products:
ARTEFACTS are things people made and used in the past.
- Small kingdoms came together to form big countries with one king.
- In Spain, Isabel de Castilla y Fernando de Arragón made the country bigger and stronger.
WHO WERE THE KINGS IN SPAIN?
There were important discoveries
There were important inventions
Vasco Núñez de Balboa
First European to see the Pacific Ocean.
Founded the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico and landed on North America
Juan Ponce de León
Was a Spanish conqueror of the Aztec empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain
He helped Vasco Núñez de Balboa discover the Pacific Ocean, and founded the capital city of Perú, Lima.
Speed of the light
Lightnings are electricity
IMPORTANT BUILDINGS were built for the kings and queens.
Monasterio de El Escorial by Felipe II
Palacio Real is the official house of the king
PICTURES, SCULPTURES AND OTHER IMAGES MAKE THE ART that tells us information about people, places and events, daily lives, believes and traditions.
Baltasar Carlos, Prince of Asturias, by Velázquez.
San Juan Bautista, by Juan de Juni
Las Meninas, by Velázquez
MUSIC, INSTRUMENTS, SONGS AND DANCES, also give us information about people, culture and traditions
WRITTEN SOURCES provides information about people, jobs, clothes, habits...
Don Quijote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes.
La Celestina, by Fernando de Rojas
PEOPLE also transmit information about the Early Mondern Age using...
The festival of San Isidro began in the 17th century. It continues to be a polular festival in Madrid and is celebrated on 15th of May every year. People wear traditional clothes and enjoy traditional music and dance.
The Meadow of San Isidro no his Feast Day, by Francisco de Goya, 1788
This is a letter from King Fernando II and Isabel I to Christopher Columbus. It was written on 30th April 1492, before Columbus set sail and discovered America.