Many explorers during these ages explored for their country or for their curiosity of their surroundings. Spanish explorers such as Hernando de Soto explored regions as such as the west indies. He had wanted to explore them throughout his whole. He was invited on a ship that was exploring them at about the age of 14.
The neocolonial period from 1790-1890 was a turning point in latin American history; Latin America experienced rapid changes in industrialization, transportation, and technological aspects that benefited the few and privileged yet came to the expense of a diverse and culturally vibrant native population. New neocolonial principles rooted in the philosophy of progress created a latin society that condoned the exploitation of many native populations. Due to a combination of European influence and latin American political corruption, many native populations suffered politically, economically, and culturally.
Polo was known as best known long distance traveler during the Mongol time. Polo and his father traded by legal traders who wanted to trade silk and precious stones. When he was seventeen years old he travelled to China around 1271, along with his father and uncle, and had explored about 20 countries and amongst the places he explored was India and he remained in China for 17 years working aside Kublai Khan the grandson of Genghis Khan. Because of his lack of intellect when he was arrested he would create a story telling narrative to entertain his audience. This audience is believed to be his sell mates, and through one of the cell mates whom had written down the stories, and the result of this came to be known as the travels of Marco Polo.
Around the years 800 A.D. Scandinavians left their homes in search for a better life elsewhere in large numbers. They were soon known as the famous Vikings or Norsemen (Northmen). Over a few centuries these men were known as killers, pirates, ruthless, raiders, traders, and finally settled in much of the European and British continent. The Vikings were not same people and all came from different lands and so called uncivilized places so they were uncivilized people.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, leaders of a few European nations sent expeditions out in the hope that explorers would find great wealth and vast undiscovered lands. The Portuguese were the earliest participants in this “Age of Discovery.” Starting in about 1420, Portuguese ships sailed the African coast, carrying spices, gold, slaves and other goods from Africa and Asia to Europe.
The European exploration happened due to God, glory, gold, and advanced technology. God led to exploration because they wanted to spread Christianity. Glory led to exploration because they wanted to be know as an explorer. Gold led to exploration because they wanted to trade with other countries to get money in return for valuable items or get valuable items in return for money. But the most influential thing that led to exploration was advanced technology.
did you know that leif ericson norse explorer was the first to discover the continent of north america before columbus.the vikings used cartography to make more accurate maps for making travel easier. They also had tools such as the compass which was first used in 1345 by european sailors and just kept improving. Vikings also possessed astrolabes a device that tells you if you are north or south from the equator these were first used in 225 BC but was available in europe by the eleventh
Ravagers, Pirates, pagans: These words sums up the Vikings for the people who lived in europe during medieval times. Although the Vikings are seen as barbaric fighters, they brought many important technological inventions and had many achievements that made a great impact on european culture. The Vikings had great achievements in technology on a wide range of things, one of which is their weapon crafting skills. They were able to craft swords, spears, javelins, battle-axes, knives, bows, arrows, shields, and body armor with intricate designs (Lamoureux).
Trade played a major role in the Viking expansion as many trades ended up as raids. However, the Vikings established many trade routes throughout Europe. They also set up many trade centers. As well as this, craftsmen and merchants went to England, Germany and other countries to barter their goods. These trades were usually only performed once or twice every year.
The Vikings valued simplicity. Based on The Discovery of Vinland by Leif the Lucky, they sailed until they found land that suited their needs and matched the description of what they heard from other vikings. One of the Vikings refused to let his ship land on a nice wooded area because he said his men did not need more water or wood. They also valued sharing the wealth that they did have. Eric had his own explorations, but when it came time for his son to sail, he didn 't partake.
From the late eighth to the late 11th centuries, the bloodthirsty Vikings exercised captivating control on Europe and eventually spread across the world, from the wide ranging Russia to the east coast of North America. Though their raids, often were directed against religious targets or just for their enjoyment in raids, many Vikings also traded. They farmed and settled peacefully, making their mark on almost every region and civilization they touched or captured. We owe a lot to these ancient Norsemen, from the words we speak to the combs we use in our hair. Socially, the Vikings legacy left upon different religions, politically, they addressed land grabs, and traded starting a revival of Europe 's economics and later the World’s.
Along with Brazil, Mexico has demonstrated a similar phenomenon, amongst the Nahuatl-speaking locals. It is another Virgin Mary figure which was discovered on a sacred Aztec site. The statue is commonly referred to as Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe, pictured below), however the indigenous people call her Tonantzin, after an indigenous goddess of the earth. Asides from religious figurines, there are many buildings in Latin America which are known to be influenced by the colonisation which are religious sites, most often churches. The increase in the number of churches in Latin America is another sign that religion took a large part in changing Latin American society and lifestyle.
Due to the influence of the Vikings, Europe was bought out of the Dark Ages which began when the Roman Empire dissipated and many of the European countries lost the protection that they had ben given. Through the constant raids of Ireland, England, and a plethora of other locations, the Vikings left behind the technology, art, mercantile system, and even some of their religious beliefs to make an impression that would last for centuries to come. The Viking religion, based on a Norse God by the name of Odin, impacted Russia and England by bringing an end to the traditional Celtic Christianity until Christianity began around the 11th Century which gave us the Christmas
The Viking expansion started in 793 with the first raid and ended around 1050. The division of the geographical core area is important, because this division also separates Vikings in the way took part in the expansion Norwegians travelled west- and southwest to colonise. The Danes went southwest for their conquests and the Swedes proceeded east- and south-eastward for their raiding and trading. Raiding and trading routes Raiding and trading