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6 Cards in this Set

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new telescope, saw sunspots
claimed only 1 unviersal knowldege
Orthodox thinking
nature and heavenly bodies differed.
sun, stars, planets had perfection
Chinese abandon ships
-extreme centralization of power in court of emperor
-turn toward land based expansion, away from sea
-Navy destroyed by court
-Eunuchs loose power at court
Europe, Sea
Ottoman empire blocks path to Asian trade, find a route abound Africa
Navigational skills improve
Try to sail west to China but discover America
many states by 1400s, european expansion pulls ahead in 1500-1600s
expansion in America re-invigorates slavery (drag on tech. advancement)
Islamic gunpowder
16th and 17th century, greatest gunpowder states
stable boundaries
able to conquer empires