The Age of Discovery 1400 1600

Part One The Meaning of ' Discovery ' It could be argued that there have been many ' ages of discovery ' in history , involving many different peoples and civilizations , and that it is inappropriate to single out this period as being ...


Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041527995X

Category: History

Page: 92

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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.

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery

See Andrew Hess , “ The Evolution of the Ottoman Seaborne Empire in the Age of the Oceanic Discoveries , 1453-1525 , " The American Historical Review 75 , no . 7 ( 1970 ) : 1916 . 18. Cemal Kafadar , “ A Death in Venice ( 1575 ) ...


Author: Palmira Johnson Brummett

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791417026

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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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.

The Cairo Genizah and the Age of Discovery in Egypt

Jenkinson, who noted many of Schechter's great discoveries in his diary, did not mention of an MS A, ... Even stranger, no facsimile of this incredible new discovery ... 156 The Cairo Genizah and the Age of Discovery in Egypt.


Author: Rebecca J. W. Jefferson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788319669

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Cairo Genizah is considered one of the world's greatest Hebrew manuscript treasures. Yet the story of how over a quarter of a million fragments hidden in Egypt were discovered and distributed around the world, before becoming collectively known as “The Cairo Genizah,” is far more convoluted and compelling than previously told. The full story involves an international cast of scholars, librarians, archaeologists, excavators, collectors, dealers and agents, operating from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, and all acting with varying motivations and intentions in a race for the spoils. Basing her research on a wealth of archival materials, Jefferson reconstructs how these protagonists used their various networks to create key alliances, or to blaze lone trails, each one on a quest to recover ancient manuscripts. Following in their footsteps, she takes the reader on a journey down into ancient caves and tombs, under medieval rubbish mounds, into hidden attic rooms, vaults, basements and wells, along labyrinthine souks, and behind the doors of private clubs and cloistered colleges. Along the way, the reader will also learn about the importance of establishing manuscript provenance and authenticity, and the impact to our understanding of the past when either factor is in doubt.

Indo Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries 1400 1800

To return then to a question with which we began this extended exploration of the world of the early modern Indo-Persian travel-account: to whom does the travel-account really belong? We cannot be confident of having provided a full ...


Author: Muzaffar Alam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521780414

Category: History

Page: 364

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A study of Persian travel accounts, dealing with India, Iran and Central Asia between 1400 and 1800.

Age of Discovery

Age of Discovery is a fascinating book that seeks to make links from the remarkable period of crisis and creativity that was the Renaissance to the dramatic changes that we are all experiencing in the world today.


Author: Ian Goldin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250085108

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 Great Ages of Discovery

The Secret Discovery of Australia: Portuguese Ventures 250 Years Before Captain Cook. Sydney: Picador, 1977. Morison, Samuel Eliot. ... Parry, J. H. The Age of Reconnaissance: Discovery, Exploration and Settlement 1450–1650.


Author: Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816541119

Category: History

Page: 337

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For more than 600 years, Western civilization has relied on exploration to learn about a wider world and universe. The Great Ages of Discovery details the different eras of Western exploration in terms of its locations, its intellectual contexts, the characteristic moral conflicts that underwrote encounters, and the grand gestures that distill an age into its essence. Historian and MacArthur Fellow Stephen J. Pyne identifies three great ages of discovery in his fascinating new book. The first age of discovery ranged from the early 15th to the early 18th century, sketched out the contours of the globe, aligned with the Renaissance, and had for its grandest expression the circumnavigation of the world ocean. The second age launched in the latter half of the 18th century, spanning into the early 20th century, carrying the Enlightenment along with it, pairing especially with settler societies, and had as its prize achievement the crossing of a continent. The third age began after World War II, and, pivoting from Antarctica, pushed into the deep oceans and interplanetary space. Its grand gesture is Voyager’s passage across the solar system. Each age had in common a galvanic rivalry: Spain and Portugal in the first age, Britain and France—followed by others—in the second, and the USSR and USA in the third. With a deep and passionate knowledge of the history of Western exploration, Pyne takes us on a journey across hundreds of years of geographic trekking. The Great Ages of Discovery is an interpretive companion to what became Western civilization’s quest narrative, with the triumphs and tragedies that grand journey brought, the legacies of which are still very much with us.

The Real Story Behind the Age of Exploration

A period of time starting in the 15th century and lasting more than 100 years is sometimes called the Age of Exploration or the Age of Discovery. During this time, explorers from several European countries took advantage of the ...


Author: Daniel R. Faust

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781538343876

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Did people in the Middle Ages really believe the Earth was flat? Was Columbus the first European to reach the New World? Were European explorers really treated like gods by the indigenous peoples they encountered? You probably think you know the answers to these questions, but sometimes textbooks don't tell the whole truth. This book takes a deep dive into the Age of Exploration, separating myth from reality. Grade-appropriate text is supported by full-color photographs, while fact boxes, sidebars, and timelines provide additional information and historical context.

The Age of Discovery

The Principall Navigations Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation . Photo - lithographic facsimile of 1589 ed ... The Discovery of North America : A Critical , Documentary , and Historic Investigation . With An Essay on the Early ...


Author: Wilcomb E. Washburn


ISBN: STANFORD:36105048541895

Category: America

Page: 36

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The Age of Exploration

The discoveries of the Age of Exploration did not mean that Europeans no longer imagined far-off and unknown lands. Some legendary lands, such as Prester John's kingdom, disappeared from maps, but the lure of and excitement connected ...


Author: Andrew A. Kling

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420509304

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 114

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Swashbuckling pirates raiding treasure galleons and dashing explorers traversing the unknown; this is how many perceive the Age of Exploration. The quest to explore beyond the horizon was driven by more than a need to understand the unknown. Great political and financial prospects lured those individuals and nations who dared explore. This compelling volume offers readers an in-depth account of the eccentric characters, cutting-edge technologies, and the exotic locations, real and imagined, that drove exploration of the New World as well as the Old World. Chapters engage pertinent critical discussions including early exploration of trade routes through the Muslim world; Bartolomeu Dias sailing around the southern cape of Africa; Christopher Columbus reaching the Bahamas Islands, Cuba and Hispaniola; Vasco da Gama rounding Africa and reaches the Indian port of Calicut; and many more. The edition also offers readers a timeline, maps, quotations from primary source materials, and a thorough subject index.