Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery, 1415-1800

Author: Ronald S. Love
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313320439
Category: History
Page: 195
View: 7483
European maritime exploration in the Age of Discovery united trade routes and paved the way for the modern global era.

The Age of Exploration

Author: N.A
Publisher: Social Studies
ISBN: 1560042818
Page: N.A
View: 1320

English Musicians in the Age of Exploration

Author: Ian Woodfield
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9780945193593
Category: Music
Page: 310
View: 2814
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

Age of Exploration (eBook)

Author: Susan Lampros
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 0787784184
Category: History
Page: 22
View: 1353
The Age of Exploration contains 12 full-color transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks), 12 reproducible pages, and a richly detailed teacher's guide. Among the topics covered in this volume are Marco Polo, the Portuguese explorers, Christopher Columbus, the Cabots and Verrazano, Magellan, Spanish explorers, Sir Francis Drake, explorers of the north, French exploration, and Captain Cook.

The Age of Exploration

Author: Sarah Flowers
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
ISBN: 9781560062585
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
View: 5782
Discusses the discoveries of several notable explorers active between 1492 and 1522, including Columbus, Da Gama, Drake, and Magellan.

Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration in World History

Author: Al Sundel
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766018204
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 7880
Describes the voyages of Christopher Columbus, his discovery of the Americas, and the conflict between the new explorers and the Native Americans.

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
View: 5047
Surveys the art of the Age of Exploration in Europe, the Far East, and the Americas

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
View: 9455
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.

The Age of Exploration

From Christopher Columbus to Ferdinand Magellan
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1622750233
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 184
View: 1548
The Age of Exploration, which spanned roughly from 1400 to 1550, was the first time in history that European powers—eyeing new trade routes to the East or seeking to establish empires—began actively looking far past their own borders to gain a better understanding of the world and its many resources. The individuals who set out on behalf of the countries they represented came from a variety of backgrounds, and included master navigators such as Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan—the latter of whom was the first to circle the globe—as well as the often ruthless conquistadors of the New World such as Francisco Pizarro and Hernan Cortes. The exciting and sometimes tragic lives and journeys of these and many others as well as the battles for empire that arose are chronicled in this engaging volume.

Vanguard of Empire

Ships of Exploration in the Age of Columbus
Author: Roger Craig Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Discoveries in geography
Page: 316
View: 3486
In this book, Smith has assembled a portrait of the small vessels invented and refined in the shipyards of Spain and Portugal half a millennium ago. He focuses on the advances in maritime technology that made the European conquest of the New World possible. Shipwrights worked by trial and error to make ships that would travel faster and farther, carrying larger and larger cargoes. Pilots developed new methods of celestial navigation and learned the patterns of wind and sea currents. Long voyages taxed the physical and emotional well-being of the crew, requiring new methods of supply and sustenance. In addition to covering these developments, Smith's book shows how ships were built, outfitted, and manned, illustrating what life at sea was like in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Focusing on the advances in maritime technology that made European expansion possible, this book will shed light on a neglected aspect of the European conquest of the New World.

Spain in the Age of Exploration

Author: Heather Millar
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761403036
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 6519
Surveys the important events in the history of Spain between the voyages of Columbus and the defeat of the Spanish Armada and examines the role of the arts and religion during these two centuries.

The Age of Exploration

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863079979
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 2469
Describes the lives and times of Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, and Hernando Cortes.

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

Author: David Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136479759
Category: History
Page: 84
View: 4615
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.

Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Exploration

Author: Mary D. Sheriff
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807898198
Category: Art
Page: 240
View: 8268
Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting instead that a history of art based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts of Europe in fundamental ways between 1492 and the early twentieth century. Essays here analyze distinct zones of contact--between various European states, between Asia and Europe, or between Europe and so-called primitive cultures in Africa, the Americas, and the South Pacific--focusing mainly but not exclusively on painting, drawing, or the decorative arts. Each case foregrounds the centrality of international borrowings or colonial appropriations and counters conceptions of European art as a "pure" tradition uninfluenced by the artistic forms of other cultures. The contributors analyze the social, cultural, commercial, and political conditions of cultural contact--including tourism, colonialism, religious pilgrimage, trade missions, and scientific voyages--that enabled these exchanges well before the modern age of globalization. Contributors: Claire Farago, University of Colorado at Boulder Elisabeth A. Fraser, University of South Florida Julie Hochstrasser, University of Iowa Christopher Johns, Vanderbilt University Carol Mavor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mary D. Sheriff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lyneise E. Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Focus on U.S. History

The Era of Exploration and Discovery
Author: Kathy Sammis
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825133343
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 478
Reproducible student activities cover early Native American settlements, African and western European influences, and Spanish and Portugese exploration.

Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438129475
Category: Discoveries in geography
Page: 121
View: 1105
Whether motivated by the quest for power, riches, or other factors, explorers have searched throughout history to uncover the unknown. Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750OCo1953, Revised Editionoffers extensive coverage of European exploration and imperial expansion in Africa and Asia, using three themes to recount the experiences andachievementsof individual explorersOCothe motives of the explorers, how changing ideas influenced the conduct and understanding of exploration, and how competition and politics of the European empires were shaped by exploration."

The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Author: Giancarlo Casale
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199798797
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 3281
In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim "the Grim" conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point of launching a systematic ideological, military and commercial challenge to the Portuguese Empire, their main rival for control of the lucrative trade routes of maritime Asia. The Ottoman Age of Exploration is the first comprehensive historical account of this century-long struggle for global dominance, a struggle that raged from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Straits of Malacca, and from the interior of Africa to the steppes of Central Asia. Based on extensive research in the archives of Turkey and Portugal, as well as materials written on three continents and in a half dozen languages, it presents an unprecedented picture of the global reach of the Ottoman state during the sixteenth century. It does so through a dramatic recounting of the lives of sultans and viziers, spies, corsairs, soldiers-of-fortune, and women from the imperial harem. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans were not only active participants in the Age of Exploration, but ultimately bested the Portuguese in the game of global politics by using sea power, dynastic prestige, and commercial savoir faire to create their own imperial dominion throughout the Indian Ocean.

Old worlds to new

the age of exploration and discovery
Author: Janet Podell,Steven Anzovin
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824208387
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 286
View: 2517
Provides an account of the lives of seventy-five men and women whose discoveries shaped the modern world

The Age of Reconnaissance

Discovery, Exporation and Settlement, 1450-1650
Author: J H Parry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297865951
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 2448
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.

Voyage to Discovery

An Activity Guide to the Age of Exploration
Author: Diane P. Ramsay
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Education
Page: 346
View: 8395
This resource book invites educators and students on a journey into the worlds of yesterday, today and tomorrow, where they encounter Stone Age nomads, Vikings, conquistadors, pirates and space travellers. They hear tales of sea monsters and explore life in the Middle Ages, the cultures of native tribes of North America, the traditions of the Mayans and the Aztecs, and the voyages of Columbus and later explorers. And they learn about shipbuilding, navigation, shipwrecks, slavery and colonisation.