Age of Exploration vocabulary
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this is when separate items join together or when small things join to become a larger thing.
something that tastes good enough to eat.
also known as the East Indies. It is an area south of China that was known to produce the spices wanted in Europe
the social structure in Europe during the Dark Ages. At the top was royalty, then priests/ and knights, next was merchants and traders, the bottom were peasants.
the leader of the Roman Catholic church
a large area of land in North Africa, the Middle East and South West Asia controlled by Muslim rulers
the money you earn AFTER you pay for what the item costs you
determining where you are and where you are going
an instrument used to navigate by measuring the location of the stars
a group traveling, often by camel
a fast, large, light and strong ship made for trade
a war like time between 400AD and 1000AD in Europe
a period of time beginning about the year 1200AD when Europe began to civilize again after the Dark Ages.
Age of Exploration
A period of about 300 years where Europeans searched around the world mostly looking for ways to Asia and then for things in the New World.
AD or CE AD
Anno Domini (years of God in Latin)
Common Era, this is the time after the Catholic calendar began to be used. Modern time.
BC or BCE
BC =Before Christ/ BCE= Before the Common Era The time before the Catholic calendar began to be used.
This refers to North America and South America. Europeans called them this because it was an entirely new place to them and was filled with things they had never seen before.