MODULO 2 - The Discovery of “New Worlds”

MODULO 2 The Discovery of New Worlds Between the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century there was a decisive turn in world history, which was the arrival of European navigators to regions that had been unknown up to that time. Today historians focus on the conquest rather than the discovery of the New World because Europe had imposed its hegemony on those areas of the world. WARM-UP ACTIVITY 1.A Complete the chart indicating which words can be attributed to Image A or Image B. new visible continental coastlines round map islands in Central America India unidentifiable undefined Africa a single mass of land water surrounds the entire earth lands divided by oceans India identifiable rectangular map well defined African continent only one hemisphere Image A Image B BEFORE AFTER Image A. Fra Mauro s Mappa Mundi, around 1459-60, Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. Image B. Alberto Cantino s World map, 1502, Modena, Biblioteca Estense. ACTIVITY 1.B Using the words given in Activity 1.A write a description comparing the two maps. Sample: In Image A I can see that the map is while in Image B I can see that the map is 578 77636R_0000E01_INTE_BAS@0578.pgs 15.09.2021 15:01

Dai fatti alla Storia - volume 1
Dai fatti alla Storia - volume 1
Dal Medioevo all'Età moderna