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" The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind. "
The Historical Works of William Robertson: With an Account of His Life and ... - Pagina 484
door William Robertson - 1813
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A Manual of Ancient and Modern History ...

William Cooke Taylor - 1845 - 797 pagina’s
...part of their territory in the war excited by the league of Cambray, but the revenues as well as vigor of the state were exhausted by their extraordinary...the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Their endeavors to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting...
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A Manual of Ancient and Modern History ...

William Cooke Taylor - 1845 - 797 pagina’s
...part of their territory in the war excited by the league of Cambray, but the revenues as well as vigor of the state were exhausted by their extraordinary...the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Their endeavors to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting...
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Hand-book for central Europe

Francis Coghlan - 1845
...Indies, with which there was no other communication at that time but by Egypt and the Red Sea. The discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, towards the close of the fifteenth century, gave a fatal stroke to the Italian commerce, by opening...
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The Five Empires; an outline of ancient history, 1840

Robert Isaac Wilberforce - 1845 - 248 pagina’s
...describe it as a " head of gold," shall now be mentioned. Till the improvements in navigation opened a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the Persian Gulf was the great channel through which all traffic from the East flowed into the western...
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The World as it Is, Containing a View of the Present Condition of Its ...

Samuel Perkins - 1848
...written language. The Portuguese first established commercial settlements in Ceylon, soon after their discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. Their cruelty, avarice, and fanaticism, evinced in suppressing the religion of the natives, and converting...
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Peter Parley's Illustrations of Commerce

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1849 - 152 pagina’s
...invention of the mariner's compass, which enabled trading vessels to make much longer voyages, and led to a discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, with the settlements made on the coast of Africa, in Arabia, and in India, affected very materially...
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On the Return of the Phoenix and the Sothic Period

Samuel Sharpe - 1850 - 12 pagina’s
...country, of which continent Abyssinia was then considered to form a part. In 1487, the practicability of a passage to the East Indies, by the Cape of Good Hope, being no longer problematical, the Portuguese sovereign naturally desired to be better acquainted with...
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A MANUAL OF MODERN HISTORY;\

W.C. TAYLOR - 1851
...part of their territory in the war excited by the league of Cambray, but the revenues as well as vigor of the state were exhausted by their extraordinary...the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Their endeavors to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting...
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The Works of William Robertson: To which is Prefixed an Account of ..., Volume 5

William Robertson, Dugald Stewart - 1851
...who inherited the enterprising genius of his predecessors, persisted in their grand scheme of opening a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, and, soon after his accession to the throne, equipped a squadron for that important voyage. He gave...
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Great Cities of the World: In Their Glory and in Their Desolation, Embracing ...

John Frost - 1852 - 544 pagina’s
...scarce possible to resist them. What contributed also greatly to the decline of the republic was the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, in 1497. To this time the greatest part of the East India goods imported into Europe passed through...
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