Exploration At The End Of The Middle Ages

761 words - 4 pages

By the early 1400’s Europe reached a unique point in there
Economy they had developed there economy to the highest
Point possible for there time. The 1400’s ended the middle
Ages and developed the age of exploration and discovery.
     The years of 500ad-1100ad is known as the early/
Low middle ages, during this period there economic heath
Decreased 80%, from 1100ad-1400ad were the late/high
Middle ages. The economic health increased due to the central
Monarchy this was due to feudal states taking over other feudal
States. During the early middle ages there was no central gov’t
In Europe, they were under the control of feudalism. ...view middle of the document...

     Trade winds were safe predictable winds that sailors and
Traders used to safely get across the ocean with there valuable vessels
And cargo. There are 2 key trade Winds one is known as the middle
Passage and the other are around the Cape of Good Hope. The Middle
Passage is the way from the old world to the new world, the cape of
Good hope is the southern most tip of Africa sitting between the Indian
And Atlantic oceans, they winds by the Cape of Good Hope are some of
The strongest in the world blowing southbound. From 1493-1498 Vasco
Dagama developed a way to get around the Cape of Good Hope.
     A Second pre request known as cartography they needed to master
This to get around the world, they needed a scientific or uniform way of
makin Maps. Maps had been made before but were not uniform. Another pre-request
was known as a sextant this was a navigational tool 1st used by the
Phoenicians. It was used by euro sailors as a navigational tool. The
Sextant worked though triangulation; this was the process in which 3
Barings usually stars were used to form a...

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