Vasco Da Gama: The Portuguese Quest for a Sea Route from Europe to India

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
Following a route pioneered by Bartolomeo Dias around Africa's Cape of Good Hope, Vasco da Gama's fifteenth-century voyage to India virtually changed the global economy and helped Portugal secure its position as a world power. This biography details the explorer's three voyages, his diplomatic problems with African countries, and gives voice To The period using primary and secondary source quotations.
 

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Contents

Heroes and Villains
5
The Age of Exploration
15
The Voyage
35
Portugal Changes the World
64
Portuguese Asia
84
The Final Voyage
93
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