Christopher Kolumbus West

Posted August 1st, 2020 by Suzy

The negative image of the middle ages, which is still used today in many minds, was so mainly in the age of the early modern period, developed especially in the 18th century. The end of the 15th century was marked by two important events. CBC shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. In 1492, centuries of long rule of the Iberian peninsula were expelled the Moors after. In the same year, Christopher Kolumbus West sailed to find a fast sea route to India. The uncomplicated and short sea route to India at that time was one of the main goals of many Nations, this was mainly due to the fact that the Ottoman Empire expanded to the borders of Europe, to Constantinople, so.

As a result, there were many fears that one not more without being disturbed and without unnecessary duties could get through the Suez Canal to India. The Portuguese were already in the 15th century to forced to find an alternative route to the East. As a result, the whole of the African continent was discovered. Until the 15th century it had suspected that Africa had large, but so far there were only the Nations of North Africa, such as Libya or Egypt. All areas beyond the Sahara were practically unknown to Europeans. So, the Europeans sailed south in the hope that she could bring an end to the continent and thus further towards sailing East. From this reason the southern tip of Africa even today the Cape of good hope “called. Now having found a sea route to India and the Portuguese established to secure itself a monopoly on this route on the way many settlements and checkpoints.

At this time, war and disagreement on the continent was on the future of Europe. The Reformation was in full swing and large parts of Europe were split into North and South. The South could not fully escape the influence of the Catholic Church while the North with his Protestant areas already laid the groundwork for the later development of the insurance industry.

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