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Early Modern Period 1450 - 1750

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Rebecca Martin

on 10 February 2016

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Transcript of Early Modern Period 1450 - 1750

Key Concept 4.1
Globalizing Networks of Communication
and Exchange
Transoceanic Maritime
Spanish sponsorship of 1st Colombian voyages increased European interest in travel and trade
Commercialism connected to new global circulation of silver from Americas
Merchants' profit raise also raised funding for the arts
Early Modern Period 1450 - 1750
Age Of Exploration

Trade Networks
-Made transoceanic travel and trade possible
-Improved understanding of global wind and currents patterns
-Ship Designs (Caravel)
- Astrolabe
- Indian Ocean
Chinese maritime expanded into Indian Ocean region
Portuguese development of a school for navigation to increase travel and trade w/ West Africa
Northern Atlantic crossings for fishing and settlements
facilitated by royal chartered European monopoly companies
European Merchants' role in Asian trade by transporting goods from one Asian country to another market
connections between Eastern and Western hemispheres resulted in Colombian Exchange
Spread of crops , disease , culture , etc.
Expansion of the spread and reform of existing religions and created belief systems and practices
4.2 Agriculture
Plantations expanded
demand for labor increased
conquests contributed to formation of Manchus, Creole elites, European Gentry, etc.)
dependence of European men on southwest Asian women for trade in that region
Ethnic and Racial Classification ; Mestizo, Mulatto, Creole
4.3 Methods of Power
Imperial Expansion
competition over trade routes all provided significant challenges to state consolidation and expansion
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