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Magna Carta
document containing the principle of law
Black Death
plague across Europe
Clan
A big group of families who worship a common deity and have common ancestors
Aztecs
las unified civilization in central mexico before Europeans
Incas
a small militaristic gruop whos empire was in Peru
Western
America and Europe (said to be more technological and civilized and developed)
Bureacracies
governments
Southeast Asia
located in the Indian Ocean (vietnam, taiwan, cambodia etc.)
Bride Wealth
a fee a groom pays to the bride that is in her control
animism
to believe that natural objects have spiritual powers
matrilineal
a womens line of descent
reconnaissance
observation to locate the region of an enemy
Prince Henry the Navigator
an explorer who sent annual expeditions down the western coast of Africa
Vasco Da Gama
Portuguese who reached India and returned to lisbon with smaples of indian wares
galleys
narrow open boats
caravel
a small, light, 3 masted sailing ship
astrolabe
an instrument used to determine the altitude of the sun, permitted marinners to plot their position north of sourht of the equator
reconquista
the christian reconquest of muslim areas
age of commerce
an age where all places trade with each other
the rites controversy
a dispute over a ritual between the jesuits and otehr roman catholic religious orders
confucianism
a system of philosophical and ethic teachings
imperialism
monarchal rule
senegambia
land in between the senegal and gambia rivers
age grade systems
groups of men and women which were initiated by society into adulthood at the same time
oba
king
owrie shells
shells imported for the indian ocean that served as teh medium of exchange
abd
and arab word meaning both black and slave
shore trading
where european ships sent boats ashore or invited african dealers to bring traders and slavers to the ships
factory forts
trading posts used to fend off rival Europeans
trans saharan slave trade
across africa and to inda lead by the berbers
portugal
a country in europe
brazil
linked to slave trade
encomienda system
the right to employ groups of Amerindinas for labor
viceroyalties
administrative divisions
audiencia
judges who served as an advisory council
colonization
people who take political control over peoples already living in this area
the columbian exchange
whne columbus came to south america to trade slaves
cabeza de baca
an explorer who was a friend of the native americans an was only exploring and not colonizeing
frontier regions
regions where two cultures meet
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