The well known Christopher Columbus was not the only explorer from the Iberian Peninsula who shaped the world today. Vasco Da Gama, a less popular explorer, actually had a large impact and array of accomplishments. He set off for India in 1497, following his passion to explore and be the first to reach Calicut. Gama was placed on the Saõ Gabriel by King Manuel to find spices and open up a sea route to India. Gama was inspired to explore because of the Renaissance in Europe.
The history of spice trade between Europe and Asia is one riddled with influences in the political, economic, and cultural area. It was only in the 16th century that the European ships actually sailed regularly to the Asian market. As the Portuguese where the first in the late 15th century to find a trading route around the Cape of Good Hope to get to Southeast-Asia. All distribution of goods from Southeast-Asia was done from Lisbon. To avoid the Portuguese monopoly, the Dutch tried to find North-East passage to the Asian continent.
This was accomplished through the Columbian Exchange, which is the network of migration and trade within the Atlantic Ocean. Next, European empires in the Americas as well as Russian, Chinese, Mughal, and Ottoman empires are different in their development because Europe had a greater impact on the native peoples that they integrated into their growing empires. When the Europeans arrived in the Americas, they brought a very tiny weapon with them. They brought disease. Small pox, measles, and malaria and just a few of the old world diseases that devastated native populations.
Age of exploration changed the world over time and When the New Age was discovered, many new things introduced to the Europeans like new races of people, new cultures and religions, new animals and plant, everything were new. Many people didn’t know how to use the new things that have happened. European and Arab designs the first ships that could leave the easy way passive Mediterranean safely on the open Atlantic. Age of Exploration had many effects, People said that it had Positive and Negative Effects to them, The main Negative effects were 1) Culture being destroyed, by destroying and eliminate the rich cultures and civilizations. 2) Spread of disease, like smallpox, black spots,etc.
Conquistador, written by Buddy Levy about the famous ventures of Hernan Cortes, places the reader in the 16th century, or the era c.1450-c. 1750 ce. During this time, the idea of exploration was spreading quickly, as kingdoms and empires in Europe sought to expand their territory. Portugal, with Spain following after, led the way for exploration as they headed south. Spain, however, ventured west, driven by a patriotic attitude of expanding past their borders. Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands.
I. Introduction The land of Asia has been contacting its local histories with the western world through long centuries of colonization. Since the start of the 15th century, the time when Portuguese was the first to travel on undiscovered continents thus, met Asia. New trading routes for Europe revealed and created an enormous lead for further expansion of western imperialism. Though, it was doubtful enough to see waves of European colonizers came except France.
Equiano then had to be put on the middle passage on a slave ship to the New World, which was the western hemisphere, after he was shipped from Barbados. This isn’t the only traveling he did. In 1763 which Equiano was approximately 18, he was sold by Captain Pascal to Captain James Duran and taken to Montserrat in the Caribbean Islands. He was then sold to the island's most primary merchant, Robert King. Because slavery
Colonialism first occurred during the Roman, Hellenist, Babylonian and Persian empires, but it is more known during the 15th century as “The Age of Discovery,” led by the Portuguese and Spanish. The colonization of the European in Africa, some parts of Asia and Americas is the most significant factor or could be the basis in comprehending the current state of the countries and people. That is why a deliberate study or reading of the European colonialism is essential to understand how much influence it has made not only on the economy and politics of these continents, but also on how the people look at them and themselves currently. I want to concentrate more on the continent of Africa. In the first place, why did the Europeans even become curious
3. Period of expansion, consolidation and control: 1795-1910 The arrival of the British at the Cape changed the lives of the people that were already living there. Initially British control was aimed to protect the trade route to the East, however, the British soon realised the potential to develop the Cape for their own needs (SAHO, s.a.). With colonialism, which began in South Africa in 1652, came the Slavery and Forced Labour Model (SAHO, s.a.). This was the original model of colonialism brought by the Dutch in 1652, and subsequently exported from the Western Cape to the Afrikaner Republics of the Orange Free State and the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (SAHO, s.a.).
The interactions of early Spanish explorers with the Indigenous people of the Americas contributed in a large way to later interactions between the two groups. Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortès were two notable Spanish explorers who had early contact with the Mexica people as well as other native groups. Columbus initially set out to find an alternate sea route to India, and eventually arrived in the Caribbean and continued to explore over the years and came upon already established societies of Indigenous people. Columbus planned to bring them under Spanish rule after promising great wealth from this expedition to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Cortès, a member of low ranking Spanish nobility was originally focused on exploiting the labour of the people of the Americas, until he decided to pursue the goal of conquest in the Americas.