Causes Of The European Age Of Exploration

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The plethora of causes for the European Age of Exploration include the fall of Constantinople, the idea of mercantilism, and the yearn to further disseminate Christianity. Consequently, a surge in European power, more institutions of finance, as well as social improvements to peasants and woman were all accomplished during this age. Back in the “Dark Ages” of Europe, the European way of life was mainly poor and hard for most people/peasants. With more riches after the Bubonic Plague from less competition, the Fall of Constantinople helped promote all the causes and accomplishments of the European Age of Exploration. Primarily, the leading factor of the European Age of Exploration was the capture of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks. This…show more content…
To point out, document three shows all the travels of the Portuguese explorers under Prince Henry. This map displays that many locations these explorers visited. The caption below shows that they were looking for gold, spices, and slaves. This map shows that Portuguese pioneered these trade routes to get claims to many resources and extend their power leading to the Golden Age. Moreover, document six shows the trading routes from different European countries and resources traded. It demonstrates that many riches come into Europe from the Age of Exploration. This increase in wealth and European power, caused by the Age of Exploration, was an accomplishment that set off the Renaissance. Document nine strengthens this argument by showing all the negative coming to the Americas while the great supplies are traveling to Europe. In contrast to document six, document nine has many of the diseases and shows that Europe is benefiting the most in this trade network. Europe is acquiring wealth from the exploration causing the wealth and power of Europe. This wealth and power leads to new innovations in the Renaissance. Anther effect of the Age of Exploration that eventually supported the Renaissance, was the rise of new institutions. Document seven is a painting showing a moneylender. He is handling money in this painting. Financial institutions were all created from the wealth and power that flowed into…show more content…
This fall caused fear in Europeans. An anticipation of spreading Christianity was also a major factor in causing exploration. Similarly, mercantilism also pushed Europeans to explore the world by causing Europeans to pursuit wealth. The accomplishments of the Age of Exploration also brought a European Golden Age known as the Renaissance. An intensification of Europe’s wealth and power, the rise of financial institutions, and social vicissitudes all rehabilitated into the
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