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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 RELIGION Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources 2. Counter Reformation 1. After the post and spread of Luther's theses in 1511,Lutherism and other new forms of Christianity caused the Church to lose followers ECONOMICS The Age of Discovery TO WHAT EXTENT DID RELIGION AND ECONOMICS MOTIVATE THE AGE OF EXPLORATION? Crusades 1. 2. 3. Jesuits travel toNew World and convert Nativesto Catholisism The belief that Christianity is the superior religion led monarchs such as Prince Henry The Navigator to fund voyages to the New World 1. The Catholic Church lost support withReform Movement 2. Christian superiority motivatedrulers to explore & expand Christianity After Spain pushed Moors out of their territory,felt proud of Christianityand ready to send Columbus on expedition Being proud of and wanting to expandtheir motivated Spanishand Portuguese rulers to explore Advance of trade 1. Europeans set sail to find more direct trade routesto India and West Africa trading through middle men decreased profit,and Europeans wantedto go directly to the source Portugal sent explorersfor EASTERN passage to India, Spain sent for WESTERN passage 2. Europeans explored to find gold and riches Commerce Silver mines and plantations using NativeAmerican labor were common in the America's Monarchs investedin expeditionsto the New World 3. New technology made longerexpeditions safer Technology Inventions such as theastrolabe and the caravel decreased the chance ofa failed expedition, which encouraged sponsors to fund religion European monarchs funded expeditions to improve their by expanding trade and commerce. economy
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