Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery

This is a primary source collection of narratives about travel and discovery in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the 16th century.

Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery

This is a primary source collection of narratives about travel and discovery in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the 16th century. The authors represent multiple nationalities, including Spanish, Huguenot, French, Italian, and English, and the locations range from Brazil to Canada, China to Virginia, and Angola to Florida, encompassing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.

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Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery
Language: en
Pages: 413
Authors: Peter C. Mancall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a primary source collection of narratives about travel and discovery in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the 16th century. The authors represent multiple nationalities, including Spanish, Huguenot, French, Italian, and English, and the locations range from Brazil to Canada, China to Virginia, and Angola
Bringing the World to Early Modern Europe
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Peter Mancall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume of five essays and a critical introduction present recent interpretations of travelers and their narratives in the early modern world, with particular attention to the relationship between the act of travel and descriptions of it.
Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Joyce Appleby
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-14 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"Uncommonly good…makes a compelling case that…intellectual curiosity not only changed Europe, but launched modernity." —Cleveland Plain Dealer When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with exotic parrots, tropical flowers, and bits of gold. Inspired by the promise of riches, countless seafarers
Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Geoffrey P. Nash
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07 - Publisher: Anthem Press

An invaluable compendium of writing on the Middle East including extracts from canonical and less well known travellers' works.
The Age of Exploration
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Britannica Educational Publishing
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-01 - Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

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.