The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600


Author: David Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136479759
Category: History
Page: 84
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The Age of Discovery explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind the voyages and discusses the developments in navigation expertise and technology that made them possible. This second edition brings the scholarship up to date and includes two new chapters on the important topics of the idea of "discovery" and on biological and environmental factors which favoured or limited European expansion.

Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery, 1415-1800


Author: Ronald S. Love
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313320439
Category: History
Page: 195
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European maritime exploration in the Age of Discovery united trade routes and paved the way for the modern global era.

English Musicians in the Age of Exploration


Author: Ian Woodfield
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9780945193593
Category: Music
Page: 310
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A study of English musicians' part in the growth of Britain's overseas interests, from the accession of Elizabeth I to the end of the 17th century. Sections focus on the musical community of the long-distance sailing ship, the work of musicians in overseas enterprise in the New World and in the East

The Age of Discovery


Author: Pierre Miquel
Publisher: Silver Burdett Press
ISBN: 9780382069222
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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A portrait of life in Europe during the Renaissance includes discussions of religion, medicine, art, games, and printing.

The Age of Reconnaissance

Discovery, Exporation and Settlement, 1450-1650
Author: J H Parry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297865951
Category: History
Page: 416
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An enthralling account of the greatest adventure in European history - the discovery of the rest of the world The Age of Reconnaissance, as J. H. Parry so aptly named it, was the period in which Europe discovered the rest of the world. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when the 'reconnaissance' was all but complete. This book is less concerned with the voyages of discovery themselves than with an analysis of the factors that made the voyages possible in the first place. Dr Parry examines the inducements - political, economic, religious - to overseas enterprises at the time, and analyses the nature and problems of the various European settlements in the new lands. At the beginning of the period central to this book, the middle of the fifteenth century, the normal educated man believed that the Ancients were more civilized, more elegant, wiser and, except in religious matters, better informed than his contemporaries. But gradually as the reconnaissance proceeded, the European picture became fuller and more detailed and with it the idea of continually expanding knowledge became more familiar and the links between science and practical life became closer. The unprecedented power which it produced would eventually lead Europe from reconnaissance to worldwide conquest.

Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery

An Anthology
Author: Peter C. Mancall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195155976
Category: History
Page: 413
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The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries ushered in a new era of discovery as explorers traversed the globe, returning home with vivid tales of distant lands and exotic peoples. Aided by the invention of the printing press in Europe, travelers were able to spread their accounts to wider audiences than ever before. In Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery, historian Peter C. Mancall has compiled some of the most important travel accounts of this era. Written by authors from Spain, France, Italy, England, China, and North Africa describing locations that range from Brazil to Canada, China to Virginia, and Angola to Vietnam, these accounts provided crucial insight into unfamiliar cultures and environments, and also betrayed the prejudices of their own societies, revealing as much about the observers themselves as they did about faraway lands. From Christopher Columbus to lesser-known figures such as the Huguenot missionary Jean de Léry, this anthology brings together first-hand accounts of places connected by the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Unlike other collections, Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery offers a global view of travel at a crucial stage in world, and human, history, with accounts written by non-European authors, including two new translations. Included here are the Mughal Emperor Babur's first thoughts of India upon establishing his empire there, the Chinese chronicler Ma Huan's report detailing Chinese travel to the Middle East during the fifteenth century, and an account of Africa written by the man known as Leo Africanus. In addition to these travel narratives, this anthology features rare pictures from sixteenth-century printed books, including images of Brazil, Roanoke, Guiana, and India, which, together with the accounts themselves, provide a detailed understanding of the many ways in which fifteenth and sixteenth century travelers and readers imagined other worlds.

Columbus and the age of discovery


Author: Zvi Dor-Ner,William G. Scheller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780246135162
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 370
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Age of Discovery

Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
Author: Ian Goldin,Chris Kutarna
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250085101
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact—and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others—and make us all more vulnerable to one another. Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That’s why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we’re headed. To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we’ve been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery. Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish—if we learn from the first.

The Age of Discovery


Author: Brian Williams,Brenda Williams
Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books
ISBN: 9780872263116
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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A new title in the well-received Timelink series, offering timecharts, color illustrations, maps, and more, reviews the great historical events from 1492 to 1789, showing what was happening not only in Europe, but also in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere.

Maine in the age of discovery

Christopher Levettʼs voyage, 1623-1624, and a guide to sources
Author: Christopher Levett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 96
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The Age of Discovery, 1400-1550


Author: Dan O'Sullivan
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582353725
Category: Transportation
Page: 136
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Circa 1492

Art in the Age of Exploration
Author: Jay A. Levenson,National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300051670
Category: History
Page: 671
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Surveys the art of the Age of Exploration in Europe, the Far East, and the Americas

Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery


Author: Nabil Matar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150571X
Category: History
Page: 288
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During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the "Barbary Corsairs" raided coastal towns and, if captured, lingered in Plymouth jails or stood trial in Southampton courtrooms. In turn, Britons fought in Muslim armies, traded and settled in Moroccan or Tunisian harbor towns, joined the international community of pirates in Mediterranean and Atlantic outposts, served in Algerian households and ships, and endured captivity from Salee to Alexandria and from Fez to Mocha. In Turks, Moors, and Englishmen, Nabil Matar vividly presents new data about Anglo-Islamic social and historical interactions. Rather than looking exclusively at literary works, which tended to present unidimensional stereotypes of Muslims—Shakespeare's "superstitious Moor" or Goffe's "raging Turke," to name only two—Matar delves into hitherto unexamined English prison depositions, captives' memoirs, government documents, and Arabic chronicles and histories. The result is a significant alternative to the prevailing discourse on Islam, which nearly always centers around ethnocentrism and attempts at dominance over the non-Western world, and an astonishing revelation about the realities of exchange and familiarity between England and Muslim society in the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods. Concurrent with England's engagement and "discovery" of the Muslims was the "discovery" of the American Indians. In an original analysis, Matar shows how Hakluyt and Purchas taught their readers not only about America but about the Muslim dominions, too; how there were more reasons for Britons to venture eastward than westward; and how, in the period under study, more Englishmen lived in North Africa than in North America. Although Matar notes the sharp political and colonial differences between the English encounter with the Muslims and their encounter with the Indians, he shows how Elizabethan and Stuart writers articulated Muslim in terms of Indian, and Indian in terms of Muslim. By superimposing the sexual constructions of the Indians onto the Muslims, and by applying to them the ideology of holy war which had legitimated the destruction of the Indians, English writers prepared the groundwork for orientalism and for the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century conquest of Mediterranean Islam. Matar's detailed research provides a new direction in the study of England's geographic imagination. It also illuminates the subtleties and interchangeability of stereotype, racism, and demonization that must be taken into account in any responsible depiction of English history.

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery


Author: Palmira Johnson Brummett
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791417010
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 285
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This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to territorial conquest, Brummett portrays it as inheritor of Euro-Asian trading networks and participant in the contest for commercial hegemony from Genoa and Venice to the Indian Ocean. Brummett shows that the development of seapower was crucial to this endeavor, enabling the Ottomans to subordinate both Venice and the Mamluk kingdom to dependency relationships and providing the Ottoman ruling class access to commercial investment and wealth.

Voyager

Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery
Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101190299
Category: Science
Page: 464
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A brilliant new account of the Voyager space program-its history, scientific impact, and cultural legacy Launched in 1977, the two unmanned Voyager spacecraft have completed their Grand Tour to the four outer planets, and they are now on course to become the first man-made objects to exit our solar system. To many, this remarkable achievement is the culmination of a golden age of American planetary exploration, begun in the wake of the 1957 Sputnik launch. More than this, Voyager may be one of the purest expressions of exploration in human history. For more than five hundred years the West has been powered by the impulse to explore, to push into a wider world. In this highly original book, Stephen Pyne recasts Voyager in the tradition of Magellan, Columbus, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and other landmark explorers. The Renaissance and Enlightenment-the First and Second Ages of Discovery- sent humans across continents and oceans to find new worlds. In the Third Age, expeditions have penetrated the Antarctic ice, reached the floors of the oceans, and traveled to the planets by new means, most spectacularly via semi-autonomous robot. Voyager probes how the themes of motive and reward are stunningly parallel through all three ages. Voyager, which gave us the first breathtaking images of Jupiter and Saturn, changed our sense of our own place in the universe.

The age of discovery


Author: Wilcomb E. Washburn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Discoveries in geography
Page: 26
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Amazing Rare Things

The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
Author: David Attenborough,Susan Owens,Martin Clayton,Rea Alexandratos
Publisher: Kales Press
ISBN: 9780979845628
Category: Art
Page: 223
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Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.

Cultures in Conflict

Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Age of Discovery
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195102833
Category: History
Page: 101
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Hailed as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" in The New York Times Book Review, Bernard Lewis stands at the height of his field. "To read Mr. Lewis," wrote Fouad Ajami in The Wall Street Journal, "is to be taken through a treacherous terrain by the coolest and most reassuring of guides. You are in the hands of the Islamic world's foremost living historian." Now this sure-handed guide takes us through treacherous terrain indeed--the events of 1492, a year laden with epic events and riven by political debate.With elegance and erudition, Lewis explores that climactic year as a clash of civilizations--a clash not only of the New World and the Old, but also of Christendom and Islam, of Europe and the rest. In the same year that Columbus set sail across the Atlantic, he reminds us, the Spanish monarchy captured Granada, the last Muslim stronghold on the peninsula, and also expelled the Jews. Lewis uses these three epochal events to explore the nature of the European-Islamic conflict, placing the voyages of discovery in a striking new context. He traces Christian Europe's path from being a primitive backwater on the edges of the vast, cosmopolitan Caliphate, through the heightening rivalry of the two religions, to the triumph of the West over Islam, examining the factors behind their changing fortunes and cultural qualities.Balanced and insightful, this far-reaching discussion of the encounters between Islam, the West, and the globe provides a new understanding of the distant events that gave shape to the modern world.

Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492-1819


Author: Chiyo Ishikawa,Seattle Art Museum
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803225059
Category: Art
Page: 240
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This publication accompanies an exhibition of approximately 120 works of art and science loaned mostly from the Royal Collection of Spain (Patrimonio Nacional) to the Seattle Art Museum. Featuring the work of such artists as Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Bernini, Vel¾zquez, Murillo, Zubar¾n, and Goya, this publication includesøpaintings, sculpture, tapestries, scientific instruments, maps, armor, books, and documents. Eight essays provide historical context and artistic explication. Chronologically organized, the book charts the evolution of Spanish attitudes toward knowledge, exploration, and faith during three dynasties of Spain?s golden age, when the fervor for scientific and geographical knowledge coexisted with the expansion of empire and promotion of Christianity. The four themes of the exhibition are: The Image of Empire; Spirituality and Worldliness; Encounters across Cultures; Science and the Court. Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492?1819, presents art and science from one of the most ambitious, magnificent, and complex enterprises in history.

Age of Discovery


Author: Robin P. Blessed
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
ISBN: 1482894343
Category: Religion
Page: 146
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The Age of Discovery is about the author's life from age 13 to 16. He uses strips of scenes during that age to reflect on their meaning and what can be learned from them. The past is our memory. Can you imagine losing your memory? Discvery is intuitive, deliberate, more cautious, prudent, considered. The innocent abandonment, the childlike disregard of judgement suddenly cannot take root. One simply cannot ignore it. Life is a big bundle of little things, little episodes. The diverse events in the universe of life serve a definite purpose. They are not accidental. Life has a higher design, the age of discovery is when we become more cautious, more worldly-wise, forced by the uncharted, the unknown. it is a time of discontinuity. The ages of restlessness, and brooding will complete the other youthful places we can look. Reflection reveals to us that we have a beginning; it follows we have an end. The book is for learning, is as much about learning, about discovery. Time is the partner, the collaborator along with events and reflection that enable us to have a view of life's blueprint and God's hand in it. God is the primary cause of all that happens in life, in the universe. He puts rulers in their places, He raises tempests, He cals the seas. But, we must first acknowledge God for what He is, and have a personal relationship with Him.