At the beggining of the class Paqui has returned to explain to us what we gave the previous day ; the demography, the economy and the society in the 17th century, the Castilian and Portuguese trade routes and the colonial empires of America in the 17th century.
Then she started to explained : THE TRADE ROUTES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
She explained this map of the trade routes in the indian ocean.
Some kingdoms of the Iberian Monopoly was broken in the colonial trade and England and Holland seized several Portuguese colonies in Asia.
Prior to the seventeenth century , Arabs and other traders had dominated de Indian Ocean. When the Portuguese arrived , Europeans nations entered directed into these trade routes in armed ships. They began the battle for supremacy , projectin European competition into these distant waters and shores.
THE TRIANGULAR TRADE
This is the map of the triangular trade:
From Europe to Africa: manufactor products.
From Africa to America: slaves.
From America to Europe: colonial products (sugar, coffee...)
Different companies dedicated to trade, whose shareholders invested money and recived profits in the proportion of their investment. The trading companies got the protection of the States they belonged to.
To be worth: valer la pena
Seize: apartarse de
Date to: remontarse a
Stock exchange market: bolsa
Trading company: compañía comercial
Trustworthy: digno de confianza