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Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

Age of Discovery, 1400-1600 - 2nd edition

Age of Discovery, 1400-1600 - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780415279963

ISBN10: 0415279968

Age of Discovery, 1400-1600 by David Arnold - ISBN 9780415279963
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 2ND 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published:
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Age of Discovery, 1400-1600 by David Arnold - ISBN 9780415279963

ISBN13: 9780415279963

ISBN10: 0415279968

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 2ND 02

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Summary

Exploring one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period, this work covers the time 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 favored or limited European expansion.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of maps
Introduction
Time Chart

Part I

The Meaning of 'Discovery'
Europe and the Wider World
In Search of Gold and Spices
Italy
Portugal and Spain
Maritime Technology and Navigation

Part II

Africa
Asia
The Americas
Disease and Environmental Change

Conclusion
Guide to Further Reading