English Musicians in the Age of Exploration

Author: Ian Woodfield
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9780945193593
Category: Music
Page: 310
View: 1920
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

Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery, 1415-1800

Author: Ronald S. Love
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313320439
Category: History
Page: 195
View: 1309
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: Sarah Flowers
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
ISBN: 9781560062585
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
View: 9110
Discusses the discoveries of several notable explorers active between 1492 and 1522, including Columbus, Da Gama, Drake, and Magellan.

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: 345
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.

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: 8423
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.

Mythology and Diplomacy in the Age of Exploration

Author: Adam Knobler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004324909
Category: History
Page: 164
View: 3398
In this work, Adam Knobler demonstrates the intimate connection between medieval mythologies of the non-Western world, and early modern European imperial expansion to Africa, Asia and the Americas.

The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Author: Giancarlo Casale
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199798797
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6076
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.

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: 799
Surveys the art of the Age of Exploration in Europe, the Far East, and the Americas

The Age of Reconnaissance

Discovery, Exporation and Settlement, 1450-1650
Author: J H Parry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297865951
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 2539
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.

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: 5786
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.

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

Author: David Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136479686
Category: History
Page: 84
View: 4124
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.

The Age of Exploration

Author: N.A
Publisher: Social Studies
ISBN: 1560042818
Page: N.A
View: 1791

Kids During the Age of Exploration

Author: Cynthia MacGregor
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823952571
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 2525
Describes the social and economic climate of the sixteenth century by focusing on the life of an apprentice to a mapmaker living in Spain during the age of exploration.

Age of Exploration DBA

Author: Social Studies School Service
Publisher: Social Studies
ISBN: 1560041692
Category: Discoveries in geography
Page: 53
View: 4453

Age of Exploration

Author: Susan Lampros
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1558635254
Category: History
Page: 22
View: 2959
Explorations of Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia and the Arctic Regions from Marco Polo to Captain Cook.

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: 6491
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."

Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids

With 21 Activities
Author: Ronald A. Reis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613746776
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
View: 6636
Taking a comprehensive, nuanced, and inclusive approach to Christopher Columbus, this illuminating biography with activities for young readers places him in the context of the explorations that came before, during, and after his lifetime. It portrays the “Admiral of the Ocean Seas” neither as hero nor heel, but as a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental. Providing kids, parents, and teachers with a fuller picture of the seafaring life and the dangers and thrills of exploration, author Ronald Reis details all four of Columbus’s voyages to the New World, not just his first, and describes the year that Columbus spent stranded on the island of Jamaica without hope of rescue. A full chapter is devoted to painting a more complete and complex portrait of the indigenous peoples of the New World and another to the consequences of Columbus’s voyages—the exchange of diseases, ideas, crops, and populations between the New World and the Old. Engaging cross-curricular activities, such as taking nautical measurements, simulating a hurricane, making an ancient globe, and conducting silent trade, elucidate nautical concepts introduced and the times in which Columbus lived.

What Do You Know About The Age of Exploration?

Author: Lynn George
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404241909
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 5257
Asks and answers twenty questions about the age of exploration.

Religion in the Age of Exploration

The Case of Spain and New Spain
Author: Bryan F. LeBeau,Menahem Mor
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Category: Religion
Page: 161
View: 8183
Nine essays illuminate the cultural developments leading to those pivotal events and the centuries of repercussion both for Jews and Native Americans in 1492.

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: 4637
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.