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.

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

Author: David Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136479686
Category: History
Page: 84
View: 5106
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.

Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery

An Anthology
Author: Peter C. Mancall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195155976
Category: History
Page: 413
View: 4905
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.

English Musicians in the Age of Exploration

Author: Ian Woodfield
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9780945193593
Category: Music
Page: 310
View: 1202
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

Renaissance, Reformation and the Age of Discovery, 1450-1700

Author: Tom Monaghan
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435320904
Category: Scotland
Page: 64
View: 2447
Written for S1 and S2, and endorsed by the Scottish Association of Teachers of History, this text covers key aspects of study recommended in the 5-14 guidelines. Skills questions help develop and monitor students' understanding and thinking.

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery

Author: Palmira Johnson Brummett
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791417010
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 285
View: 4811
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.

Age of Discovery

Author: Robin P. Blessed
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
ISBN: 1482894343
Category: Religion
Page: 146
View: 2886
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.

Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery

Author: Nabil Matar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152854X
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 1240
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.

Inventing Americans in the Age of Discovery

Narratives of Encounter
Author: Michael Householder
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409428877
Category: History
Page: 228
View: 1881
Through an in-depth analysis of writings by John Mandeville, Richard Eden, George Best, Ralph Lane, John Smith and John Underhill, this study traces the selection, combination, adaptation and invention of rhetorical strategies that English-speaking Europeans used to make sense of their encounters with the Americas. The author explores how these rhetorical strategies enabled European colonists to form new ways of understanding themselves and their relationship to the indigenous inhabitants.

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1550

Author: Dan O'Sullivan
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582353725
Category: Transportation
Page: 136
View: 3706

Columbus and the Age of Discovery

Author: Zvi Dor-Ner,William Scheller
Publisher: William Morrow
Category: America
Page: 370
View: 8905
An illustrated companion volume to the PBS series looks at the social, political, and intellectual history of Christopher Columbus, exploring the voyages and present-day repercussions

The age of discovery

Author: Wilcomb E. Washburn
Publisher: N.A
Category: Discoveries in geography
Page: 26
View: 3964

The age of discovery

Author: Peter Furtado,Pierre Miquel
Publisher: Silver Burdett Pr
ISBN: 9780382064746
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 2637
Discusses the characteristics of European life between 1450 and 1600, emphasizing the spirit of discovery which led to the achievements of the Renaissance and the exploration of the New World.

Columbia, the age of discovery

Author: John Roy Musick,Edwin Markham,Scott Robinson
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 8537

Die zweite Renaissance

Warum die Menschheit vor dem Wendepunkt steht
Author: Ian Goldin,Chris Kutarna
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862489302
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 6010
Die Menschheit steht vor dem größten Wendepunkt der Geschichte ... Galilei und Kopernikus. Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer und Michelangelo. Luther und Shakespeare. Die Fugger und die Medici. Unsterbliche Namen, die mit ihren Werken und Entdeckungen für eine Kulturepoche stehen, die ihresgleichen sucht: die Renaissance. Doch so glanzvoll und bedeutend die politischen, technischen und wirtschaftlichen Entwicklungen einerseits waren, so düster und tragisch war die Renaissance auf der anderen Seite. Die Pest entvölkerte fast ein Drittel Europas, massive soziale Spannungen entluden sich in Aufständen bis hin zu den Bauernkriegen und der Inquisition fielen Zehntausende zum Opfer. Ian Goldin und Chris Kutarna, als zwei der international führenden Vordenker der Globalisierung, zeigen, dass die Menschheit – wie damals zur Zeit der Renaissance am Ende des Mittelalters – vor der umfassendsten Transformation seit einem halben Jahrtausend steht. Mit riesigen Chancen und gleichsam gewaltigen Risiken. Die Autoren ziehen einen spannenden Vergleich und zeigen, dass alles, was unsere heutige Zeit bestimmt, Mega-Cities, Massenmigration, religiöser Fanatismus wie der des IS oder revolutionäre Erfindungen, auch so den Verlauf der Renaissance bestimmte.

Cultures in Conflict

Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Age of Discovery
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199840533
Category: Religion
Page: 126
View: 787
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.

Thank You for Being Late

Ein optimistisches Handbuch für das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN: 3732554430
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 2169
Zehn Jahre Smartphone haben eine neue Ära eingeläutet: Alles verändert sich, und zwar rasend schnell. Das schwindelerregende Tempo der Neuerungen löst bei manch einem ein Gefühl der Unsicherheit und Skepsis aus. Thomas L. Friedman lädt seine Leser ein, einen Moment innezuhalten und die Triebfedern der radikalen Umwälzungen zu betrachten: Technologie, Klimawandel und Vernetzung. Mit seinem neuen Buch bietet er optimistisch und gut verständlich Orientierung für unsere Zeit und zeigt, was eine erfolgreiche Zukunft möglich macht.

Die wahren Entdecker der Neuen Welt

von den Wikingern bis zu den Pilgervätern
Author: Tony Horwitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492254625
Page: 560
View: 4007

Leben 3.0

Mensch sein im Zeitalter Künstlicher Intelligenz
Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843716706
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
View: 7912
Die Nobelpreis-Schmiede Massachusetts Institute of Technology ist der bedeutendste technologische Think Tank der USA. Dort arbeitet Professor Max Tegmark mit den weltweit führenden Entwicklern künstlicher Intelligenz zusammen, die ihm exklusive Einblicke in ihre Labors gewähren. Die Erkenntnisse, die er daraus zieht, sind atemberaubend und zutiefst verstörend zugleich. Neigt sich die Ära der Menschen dem Ende zu? Der Physikprofessor Max Tegmark zeigt anhand der neusten Forschung, was die Menschheit erwartet. Hier eine Auswahl möglicher Szenarien: - Eroberer: Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt die Macht und entledigt sich der Menschheit mit Methoden, die wir noch nicht einmal verstehen. - Der versklavte Gott: Die Menschen bemächtigen sich einer superintelligenten künstlichen Intelligenz und nutzen sie, um Hochtechnologien herzustellen. - Umkehr: Der technologische Fortschritt wird radikal unterbunden und wir kehren zu einer prä-technologischen Gesellschaft im Stil der Amish zurück. - Selbstzerstörung: Superintelligenz wird nicht erreicht, weil sich die Menschheit vorher nuklear oder anders selbst vernichtet. - Egalitäres Utopia: Es gibt weder Superintelligenz noch Besitz, Menschen und kybernetische Organismen existieren friedlich nebeneinander. Max Tegmark bietet kluge und fundierte Zukunftsszenarien basierend auf seinen exklusiven Einblicken in die aktuelle Forschung zur künstlichen Intelligenz.

Die Seelen der Nacht

Roman - Das Buch zur Serie "A Discovery of Witches"
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641093384
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
View: 9653
Eine Liebe, stärker als das Leben selbst ... Diana Bishop ist Historikerin mit Leib und Seele. Dass in ihr zudem das Blut eines uralten Hexengeschlechts fließt, versucht sie im Alltag mit aller Kraft zu ignorieren. Doch als Diana in der altehrwürdigen Bodleian-Bibliothek in Oxford ein magisches Manuskript in die Hände fällt, kann sie ihre Herkunft nicht länger verleugnen: Hexen, Dämonen und Vampire heften sich an ihre Fersen, um ihr das geheime Wissen zu entlocken – wenn nötig mit Gewalt. Hilfe erfährt Diana ausgerechnet von Matthew Clairmont, Naturwissenschaftler, 1500 Jahre alter Vampir – und der Mann, der Diana bald schon mehr bedeuten wird als ihr eigenes Leben ... Ein mitreißender, wundervoll erzählter Roman über Magie, Abenteuer und Romantik.