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16. Changing World

Ap World History - Summerville High School

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Zheng He Muslim Chinese seaman; commanded expeditions throughout the India Ocean.
Renaissance cultural and political elite movement beginning in Italy circa 1400; rested on urban vitality and expanding commerce; produced literature and art with distinctly more secular priorities than those of the European Middle Ages.
Francesco Petrarch Italian author and humanist; a major literary figure of the Renaissance.
Castile and Aragon regional Iberian kingdoms; participated in reconquest of peninsula from Muslims; developed a vigorous military and religious agenda.
Vivaldi Genoese explorers who attempted to find a western route to the “Indies”; precursors of European thrust into southern Atlantic.
da Gama, Vasco Portuguese captain who sailed for India in 1497; established early Portuguese dominance in Indian Ocean.
Henry the Navigator Portuguese prince; sponsored Atlantic voyages; reflected the forces present in late postclassical Europe.
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