The Age Of Reconnaissance
Read from: The Age of Reconnaissance, J. H. Parry Chapter 8 (131-145) Chapter 9 (146-162) Chapter 12 (190-206)Chapter 19 (303-319)Write a five to seven page paper about the voyages of the Age of Discovery and the consequences of them for colonialism and empire. This essay needs to address the following questions:From Chapter 8:What was the exploration of the West African coast a preliminary oWhat is the Treaty of Alcaçovas? What were the terms of the agreement?Who is Bartolomeu Dias? Why is he significant?Why wasn’t Dias’ voyage immediately followed up with another voyage around Africa?From Chapter 9:How did Columbus come to the conclusion that he could reach Asia from Europe?On Columbus’ return, why did the Spanish monarchs turn to the pope for help?What did the pope doWhat was Portugal’s response? What did John II achieve?What was the immediate objective of Columbus’ second voyage?Did Columbus believe he landed in Asia? Did other Europeans also believe this?Who is John Cabot? Why is he significant?Who is Amerigo Vespucci? Why is he significant? Who is Ferdinand Magellan? Why is he significant? What was his goal? What country did he sail forWhat is the Treaty of Zaragoza (1529)?What was the result of the discovery of Magellan’s straitFrom Chapter 12 How were the Portuguese able to dominate the eastern trade routes for a hundred years? Who was Sir Francis Drake? Briefly describe his mission and voyage.How were the Dutch able to challenge the Portuguese?Who is Jan Pieterszoon Coen? Why is he significant?Why did the Dutch set up a colony at the Cape in South Africa (1652)?