The Age of Discovery, Columbus, Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution, early technology and trade.
Explain how technology was a stimuli to the Age of Discovery?
There were many technological advances in the Age of discovery. The development of the cannon, which was able shoot iron or stone balls. This device could take down city walls or fortresses. A western technician built 56 small cannon's and gigantic gun that could hurl stone balls weighing 800 lbs. The gun could only be loaded and fired only by about a hundred men working together, and reloading took 2 hours. Although the cannon had serious land warfare difficulties they could be used at sea. The mounting of cannons on…
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