There were many political and technological changes that prompted the world explorations and discovery of the new world. The Portuguese were the main contributors to the technological changes that lead to the discovery of the new world. However, the change of the political structure of Spain ultimately lead to the discovery. There were many technological changes that the Portuguese contributed. First of all they observed the way the Arab vessels were designed and then improved on them to make their own ships faster. They also created the caravel vessel by "increasing the ratio of beam (width at the broadest point of the hull) from 2:1 to 3:1, borrowed the lateen (triangular) sail from the Arabs, and combined it with square rigging in the right proportion to produce a superb oceangoing vessel. They also used a compass and astrolabe to accurately record maps and latitude. In addition, they were the first to mount cannons on their deck so that they could defeat any other ship in combat on the waters. Prior to this invention, vessels that were in war with each other needed to "pull alongside" the other vessel and board them to fight. With the cannons on deck, this was no longer necessary. The Portuguese could stay a safe distance away from the enemy vessel and shoot the cannons at them. The political changes in Spain had the most dramatic effect on the discovery of the new world. It started when Princess Isabella of Castile wed Prince Ferdinand of Aragon. When they were wed, they formed the kingdom of Spain. Princess Isabella and Prince Ferdinand finished their expansion of Spain when the conquered Granada. After the conquest of Granada, Christopher pleaded his case to Queen Isabella. Christopher had asked several times before but was not given the money or ships because they were not available. Because of Granada, Isabella gave Columbus what he needed and he partook on his journey. When Columbus discovered the "new world" he set up what is
arises along the way. Thanks to composers’ skilful manipulation of various literary devices, audience are made aware of the profound impact of dissmilar contexts on the discoveries being made. However, these two texts embody that the ramifications of one’s discovery is capable of …
The film Life of Pi explores the concept that discoveries allow man to access to a higher plane of spiritual and self-understanding. Through Pi’s strong connection with his multi-religious and cultural background, Ang Lee demonstrates….
The discovery of the new world created a significant effect on the Americas, however many people overlook the effects that it had on Europe. This new discovery marked a time where European nations were taking control of sea routes and spreading their culture around the world as well as creating global markets of trade. Discovery of the new world also brought about many economic and social changes too.
With the increase of gold and silver being brought back into Europe the economy was thrown in….
Discoveries can affect our vision of the world, do you agree?
Discovery is when you find or explore different aspects of something you don’t often know about or a lot of. There are many types of different discoveries you can make such as physical, historical, emotional, random, personal and accidental discoveries. “Martin and The Hand Grenade” by John Foulcher, “Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta and “Erin Brochovich” directed by Steven Soderberghall all endure the theme discovery in….
The idea of a glorious earthly paradise far from the known world had existed in the European imagination long before 1492. That idea of a distant paradise on earth shaped the way Europeans came to think of America after Columbus and his successors reported their discoveries. For example, the following mythic lands may have served as inspirations for the alluring idea of America as a place of joy, ease, riches, and regeneration:
a. the Garden of the Hesperides of Greek myth….
Discovery can have a different impact on different individuals. The composer ”Oodgeroo Noonuccal” reflects on her discovery of the” old native burial ground” as a spiritual journey, rather than an intellectual journey experienced by the scientists and the modern world.
Discovery can offer us a positive or negative experience. Oodgeroo Noonuccal felt strongly reverential towards the old one and the past, but she was more disdainful towards the scientist and the modern world. And….
‘The Discovery’, by J.C Squire describes a historical event: Christopher Columbus’s ‘discovery’ of the New World on his 1942 expedition across the Atlantic Ocean which initiated the process of Spanish colonisation. The poem has gone by several names including ‘The Caravels, ‘Sonnet’ and ‘There was an Indian’.
John Collings Squire (J.C Squire) (1884-1958) was a British poet, writer, historian, influential literary critic and editor of the post WW1 period.….
In today modern world television is the most popular and recognized from of media and most homes in the western and developed worlds own one. That small (in some cases rather large) box sitting in your lounge is your connection to the outside world. It is an indispensable item and many of us cannot imagine life without it. As with everything, there are several advantages and disadvantages with the television.
The most important advantage we get by using a television is to get fast….
Inventions and Discoveries from the Muslim World
By Adnaan Idrees
Have you ever noticed that all the books on science and technology somehow only seem to be filled with discoveries and inventions from the likes of Aristotle, Archimedes, Da Vinci and Thomas Edison... but what about the Muslims? Where are all our discoveries?
A period of a thousand years exists between these thinkers and when great Muslim men and women expressed their religiosity through contributions made to society and the sciences….
Agriculture: The Great Discovery That Changed the World
Agriculture changed the world with its discovery by helping people socially, building communities, and learning to trade. It brought people closer and they became more social with other villages and people in a large region. Because it allowed people to live in one place and not move around to find food such as animals and berries, they were able to build houses and start communities. It was the beginning of civilization. They developed….
Colonization of the New World
The discovery and colonization of the “New World” was one of the most significant and influential events in the known history of mankind. It has shaped our present by changing the course of our past and is a time of such great significance that it would be all but impossible to understand today without at least some comprehension of the why 's of yesterday. What was it that drove such a myriad of people to risk so much to tame the wild and vast lands we now know….