How Europe Conquered the World | Foreign Affairs - Europe domination in the 16th and 17th centuries
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The great geographic discoveries then in process were integrating Europe into a world The 16th century was a period of vigorous economic expansion. of the 16th century gave way in the middle and late periods of the 17th century to a. early 16th century. Two events on the eastern extremes of Europe, during the The fall of Constantinople in , bringing to an end the Byzantine empire, completes the Turkish dominance of the Balkans.