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In his report to Isabella after his return in 1492, Columbus announced his destination as "the Islands of India beyond the Ganges". Elsewhere in the same report he refers to land masses as being part of "Cathay", but this is just a generality because India was considered to be part of the continent of Cathay (China), which it actually is. Columbus did not ...


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England The city of Bristol was the hub of English expeditions into the Atlantic. Several voyages were launched from her harbours, the second largest in England, around the time of Columbus. Bristol's mariners were inspired by the legendary phantom island of Brasil, which is said to lie off the western coast of Ireland(1). There is some evidence[2] that at ...


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I'm thinking the standard account at the level of economic exchange that was subsumed under "discovery" is of an integration of world systems. "Columbus discovered America" meaning "Europeans started economically exploiting America" is actually discussed as a research problem of the integration of European and pre-Columbian American economies and societies. ...



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