Age of Discovery
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Age of Discovery


  • Author : Ian Goldin
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781472936387


Age of Discovery Book Description :

Now is humanity's best moment. And our most fragile. Global health, wealth and education are booming. Scientific discovery is flourishing. But the same forces that make big gains possible for some of us deliver big losses to others-and tangle us together in ways that make everyone vulnerable. We've been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, redrew all maps of the world, liberated information and shifted Western civilization from the medieval to the early modern era. Such change came at a price: social division, political extremism, economic shocks, pandemics and other unintended consequences of human endeavour. Now is our second Renaissance. In the face of terrorism, Brexit, refugee crises and the...

Age of Discovery
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Age of Discovery


  • Author : Ian Goldin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250085108


Age of Discovery Book Description :

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 w...

The Age of Discovery  1400 1600

The Age of Discovery 1400 1600


  • Author : David Arnold
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-27
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781136479687


The Age of Discovery 1400 1600 Book Description :

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

Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery


  • Author : Peter C. Mancall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0195155971


Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery Book Description :

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 ow...

Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery  1415 1800

Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery 1415 1800


  • Author : Ronald S. Love
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0313320438


Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery 1415 1800 Book Description :

European maritime exploration in the Age of Discovery united trade routes and paved the way for the modern global era....

English Musicians in the Age of Exploration

English Musicians in the Age of Exploration


  • Author : Ian Woodfield
  • Publisher : Pendragon Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0945193599


English Musicians in the Age of Exploration Book Description :

When Drake set sail from Plymouth harbour on 15 November 1577 at the start of his epic circumnavigation of the world, he had with him on board the Pelican four professional musicians and at least one trumpeter... from the Introduction.The three epoch-making voyages of Columbus (1492),Vasco da Gama (1497 and Magellan (1519 inaugurated the Age of Exploration, the most intensive era of discovery in the history of the world. This book seeks to ascertain what part musicians played in the patterns of settlement which still determine many of the cultural and linguistic boundaries of the present-day world. The focus is on Englishmen, but account will betaken of musicians representing the other leading colonial nations of Europe-France, Spain,Portugal and Hol...

Renaissance  Reformation and the Age of Discovery  1450 1700

Renaissance Reformation and the Age of Discovery 1450 1700


  • Author : Tom Monaghan
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Scotland
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0435320904


Renaissance Reformation and the Age of Discovery 1450 1700 Book Description :

En este segundo tomo está enfocado a los niños y abarca desde la atención del recién nacido, los problemas de salud, el crecimiento físico y el desarrollo intelectual, hasta enfermedades prevenibles por vacunación y accidentes, prevención y tratamiento de éstos....

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery
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Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery


  • Author : Palmira Johnson Brummett
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0791417018


Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery Book Description :

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 an...