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interpretations. On its provisions were based both the Portuguese claim to Brazil and the Spanish claim to the Moluccas (see East Indies#History). The treaty was chiefly valuable to the Portuguese as a recognition of the prestige they had acquired. That prestige was enormously enhanced when, in 1497-1499, Vasco da Gama completed the voyage to India. Port factories After being marched to the coast for sale, enslaved people waited in large forts called factories. The amount of time


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trading center for gold and slaves purchased from local African peoples along the slave rivers of Benin. Using his profits from African trade, Fernão Gomes assisted the Portuguese king in the conquests of Asilah, Alcacer Ceguer, and Tangier in Morocco. Colonial Literature The Republic's colonies, of which the Dutch East Indies were the most important, started to produce writers as well, the first of which was Abraham Alewijn (b. 1664), a comedy playwright who lived

in Java (Java (island)) and whose plays were produced in Batavia (Batavia, Dutch East Indies). Another writer from the colonies was Willem Godschalk van Focquenbroch (1640–1670), who lived and worked from 1668 in the Dutch possession of Elmina in present-day Ghana. His comedy ''Min in het Lazarus-huys'' ("Love in the Madhouse (Psychiatric hospital)", 1672) was very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. The first of the major European trading forts


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considered, it is not surprising that the Portuguese emerged victorious from this '''first maritime colonial war'''. They were far better organised than the Castilians, were able to raise money for the preparation and supply of their fleets and, and had clear central direction from ... '' Prince '' John.”'' In http: www.google.com search?q %22the+Portuguese+emerged+victorious+from+this+first+maritime+colonial+war.%22+&btnG Pesquisar+livros&tbm bks&tbo 1

-1580'' , Volume 1, University of Minnesota Press, 1977. * NEWITT, Malyn- http: www.google.com search?q %22the+Portuguese+emerged+victorious+from+this+first+maritime+colonial+war.%22+&btnG Pesquisar+livros&tbm bks&tbo 1&hl pt-PT ''A history of Portuguese overseas expansion, 1400-1668'' , Routledge, New York, 2005. References *


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traders arrived as well. The European traders built several forts along the coastline. The ''Gold Coast'' had long been a name for the region used by Europeans because of the large gold resources found in the area. The slave trade was the principal exchange for many years. thumb left upright Illustration of the pillar Diogo Cão erected at Cape St. Mary, in what is today Angola. (File:Caopillar.JPG#file) In 1469, after prince Henry's death and as a result of meagre returns of the African


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was mined at Taghaza in the Sahara and transported south via Timbuktu and Djenné. Gold from the Akan goldfields in the forested area between the Komoé (Komoé River) and Volta (Volta River) rivers was traded at the town of Begho (Bitu) and then transported north through Djenné and Timbuktu and across the Sahara to North Africa where it was exchanged for merchandise such as cloth, copper and brass. ref name Wilks82a >


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; Eventually none of the plans came to fruition, as Daendels died of malaria in the castle of St. George d'Elmina (Elmina), the Dutch seat of government, on 8 May 1818. His body was interred in the central tomb at the Dutch cemetery in Elmina town. He had been in the country less than two years. thumb 200px left Dutch conquests in the West Indies (Image:Dutch Conquests Brazil Caribbean.png) and Brazil. Reproduced from Boxer (1965), p.101. In the Atlantic

globalization processes which were to become a major element of the European colonialism until the end of the 18th century. Eventually none of the plans came to fruition, as Daendels died of malaria in the castle of St. George d'Elmina (Elmina), the Dutch seat of government, on 8 May 1818. His body was interred in the central tomb at the Dutch cemetery in Elmina town. He had been in the country less than two years. At home On her first trip to Africa, she traveled as far


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of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District (Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipal District) on the south coast of South Ghana in the Central Region (Central Region, Ghana), situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, west of Cape Coast. Elmina is the first European settlement in West Africa and it has a population of 33,576 people. ref name "World Gazetteer" >


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; History Prior to the arrival of the Portuguese, the town was called Anomansah (the perpetual drink). In 1478 (during the War of the Castilian Succession), near the coast at Elmina was fought a large battle (battle of Guinea) between a Castilian armada of 35 caravels and a Portuguese fleet for hegemony of the Guinea trade (gold, slaves, ivory and melegueta pepper (Aframomum melegueta)). The war ended with a Portuguese naval victory followed by the official recognition


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the rights of African exploration for five years. Under his direction, in 1471, the Portuguese reached modern Ghana and settled in La Mina (''the mine''), later renamed Elmina. They had finally reached a country with an abundance of gold, hence the historical name of "Gold Coast (Gold Coast (British colony))" that Elmina would eventually receive. On 18 March 1837, Kwaku Dua signed a contract between him and King William I (William I of the Netherlands) of the Netherlands. He

Elmina slave castle.jpg‎ 300px right thumb Elmina slave castle, Ghana Its name comes from the Portuguese word for "Mine". The gold found in these mines are also the origin of the name "Gold Coast", which was the name of what is now Ghana, when it was a British Colony. Get in Take a Tro-Tro or Bus to Cape Coast. From there, a shared taxi costs less than 1 Gh¢ to Elmina. Get around Within Elmina, shared taxis are very common. The Beach Resorts in Ampenyi


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'''Elmina''' is a town and the capital of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District (Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipal District) on the south coast of South Ghana in the Central Region (Central Region, Ghana), situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, west of Cape Coast. Elmina is the first European settlement in West Africa and it has a population of 33,576 people.

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