Globe Encompassed, The: The Age of European Discovery (1500 to 1700)

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Glenn J. Ames  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
208
Pub.-date
May 2007
ISBN13
9780131933880
ISBN
0131933884
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Part of the Connections: Key Themes in World History series, The Globe Encompassed combines the most recent secondary work in the field with the author's own personal archival work to present a updated synthesis of the topic. 

 

The Globe Encompassed lays out in clear narrative form a series of connected stories that simultaneously instruct and fascinate the reader. Beyond that, the author-guide provides carefully chosen excerpts from primary sources that enable the reader to enter the mindsets of such notable personalities (and driving forces in Europe’s profound impact on the early modern world) as Vasco da Gama, Hernan Cortés, and Samuel de Champlain, and to see first-hand such widely separated and profoundly different colonial enterprises as Dutch-held Batavia (Jakarta) and Puritan New England.  In so doing, Ames allows the reader to encompass the globe as it existed between 1500 and 1700.

 

Features

The Globe Encompassed lays out in clear narrative form a series of connected stories that simultaneously instruct and fascinate the reader. Beyond that, the author-guide provides carefully chosen excerpts from primary sources that enable the reader to enter the mindsets of such notable personalities (and driving forces in Europe’s profound impact on the early modern world) as Vasco da Gama, Hernan Cortés, and Samuel de Champlain, and to see first-hand such widely separated and profoundly different colonial enterprises as Dutch-held Batavia (Jakarta) and Puritan New England.  In so doing, Ames allows the reader to encompass the globe as it existed between 1500 and 1700.

 

How do you ensure that students have a strong understanding of the information address in your course?

  • The main outlines of European expansion are examined utilizing a comparative approach.
  • Maps and charts that help explain the material in each chapter.

Do you want to expose your students to both secondary and archival sources?

  • This book combines the most recent secondary work in the field with Glenn J. Ames's personal archival work to present a updated synthesis of the topic.  
    Each chapter will also include readings from primary sources related to the topic. Some of these sources come from earlier published editions, others are translations of archival documents that have not hitherto been published.

Do you integrate current research/work into your course?

  • It is based on the recent work in the field that that is not covered in other texts.

  


 The Globe Encompassed is part of the Connections: Key Themes in World History series. (Click here to see all titles in the series)

 

Connections: Key Themes in World History  focuses on specific issues of world historical significance from antiquity to the present. It does so by employing a combination of explanatory narrative, primary sources, questions relating to those sources, a summary analysis (“Making Connections”), and further points to ponder, all of which combine to enable readers to discover some of the most important driving forces in world history.

 

This series is created to bridge the gap between professional publications and general surveys, especially surveys of world history. The increasingly rapid  pace and specialization of historical inquiry has created an ever-widening gap between professional publications and general surveys, especially surveys of world history. The purpose of Connections is to bridge that gap by placing the latest research and debates on selected topics of global historical significance, as well as some of the evidence upon which historians base their insights, into a form and context that is comprehensible to students and general readers alike.

 

Two pedagogical principles infuse this series. First, students master world history most easily if allowed to focus on specific themes and issues. Such themes,  by their very specificity, as well as because of their general application,  enable students to perceive and understand the overall patterns and meaning of our shared global past more clearly than is possible through reading, by itself,  a massive world history textbook. Second, students learn best when asked to think critically about what they are studying. So far as the study of history is concerned, critical thinking necessarily involves analysis of primary sources. 

 

This series is made up of brief, tightly focused  books that embrace a radical simplicity and a  provocative format. Each book  goes to the heart of a key theme, phenomenon, or issue in world history–something that has connected humans across cultures, continents, and time spans. By actively engaging with this material, the reader comes to understand in a nuanced and meaningful manner how often distantly located human cultures have been connected to one another as key actors in the epic story of world history.

 

Table of Contents

FOREWORD                                                                         

SERIES EDITOR PREFACE                                                 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                                         

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                                      

INTRODUCTION                                                                 

 

Motivation: “Christians, Spices and More?”                              

The Means: “Maps, Money, and Ships”                                   

Was the World Flat or Round?                                    

Caravels, Naus, and Carracks                                                 

The Iberian Century, ca. 1490 to 1600                        

The First Century of Global Conflict, 1600-1700                     

 

1      THE PORTUGUESE EMPIRE IN ASIA AND BRAZIL, ca. 1500-1700                                                  

Portugal and Prince Henry the Navigator                                  

Rounding the Cape of Good Hope: The Reign of D. João II

The First Voyage of Vasco da Gama (1497-1499)                  

Building a Spice Empire in Asia, ca. 1500-1520                       

First Page of Caminha’s Letter                                     

The Estado da India, 1520-1600                                           

Building a Land Empire in Brazil, 1500-1600               

Decline and Rebirth in Asia and Brazil, 1600-1700                   

Seventeenth Century Brazil: The Dutch Challenge and Beyond

Sources                                                                                   

 

2    THE  SPANISH EMPIRE IN THE NEW WORLD, CA. 1480-1700

The Enterprise of the Indies                                                      

Columbus’s Fleet of 1492                                                        

Columbus’s Later Expeditions and Death                                 

Early Attempts at Empire, 1493-1520                          

The Voyage of Magellan                                                          

Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico                                         

Pizarro and the Incas                                                               

The Age of the Conquistadores                                    

Administering the New World                                      

The Philippines, 1521-1700                                                  

The Economic Structures of Spanish America               

Social and Cultural Life in Colonial Spanish America    

Religion and the Missionary Orders                                          

Survival of Empire in the 17th Century                         

Sources             

                                                                      

3    THE DUTCH EMPIRE IN ASIA AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD, CA. 1600-1700

The Voyage of Houtman, 1595-1597                                      

Competing Dutch Companies, 1597-1602                               

The Foundation of the United Dutch East India Company, 1602

The Dutch Strategy                                                                  

Empire Building in Indonesia, ca. 1609-1629               

The Spice Islands                                                                    

Consolidation and Expansion under Van Diemen                      

Warfare with the Portuguese on Ceylon 1638-1658                 

Malacca and Japan                                                                  

The Dutch West India Company (WIC) 16221-1700              

The Maetsuycker Years in Asia, 1653-1678                            

Mounting Problems for the VOC, 1660-1700              

Sources                                                                                   

 

4    THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH EMPIRES IN THE NEW WORLD AND ASIA, CA. 1600-1700

Privateers and the Periphery of World Empire              

The English Empire in the New World and Asia, 1500-1700

The Northwest Passage                                                           

Privateering and Permanent Colonies                                        

Virginia and Massachusetts                                                      

Carribean, South America, and the ‘Triangular Trade’  

The English East India Company                                              

Rivalry with the Dutch in Indonesia, ca. 1600-1623                  

The Shift to Persia and India, ca. 1620-1700                           

The French Challenge ca. 1500-1600                                      

The Voyages of Jacques Cartier, 1534-1544                           

The French Empire in Canada and the Caribbean, 1600-1700

The French Empire in the Indian Ocean Basin, 1500-1700

Sources                                                                                   

 

EPILOGUE: MAKING CONNECTIONS                             

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                                   

 

INDEX