The Age of Exploration or The Age of Discovery
What you'll learn
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
- Organized Lessons to help you study for an exam
- Memorize large amounts of information about Age of discovery
- Identify the most important facts in your history class
- Strong interest in history
- passion of discovery
The Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration (approximately from the beginning of the 15th century until the end of the 18 century, is an informal and loosely defined term for the period in European history in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European Culture and was the beginning of globalization. It also marks the rise of the period of widespread adoption in Europe of colonialism and mercantilisms national policies. Many lands previously unknown to Europeans were discovered by them during this period, though most were already inhabited. From the perspective of many non-Europeans, the Age of Discovery marked the arrival of invaders from previously unknown continents.
During the first half of the 15th century, the Portuguese were encouraged by Prince Henry the Navigator to explore the coasts of Africa.
In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed further west into the Atlantic Ocean and discovered islands that he thought were close to Asia. A few years later, Vasco de Gama reached India by sailing around Southern Africa.
In 1522, one of the ships in Magellan’s fleet returned to Europe and brought proof that it was possible to circumnavigate the Earth.
In a few decades, the way that Europeans saw the world had been completely transformed.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in history
Farid Guerby is a Professor of History in the Campion College in Canada. He is a cultural historian and literary scholar . Professor Guerby was born in in Regina, Canada, and graduated from regina university departement of History. He regularly teaches Classical Literature in translation and English literature from the medieval period to 1800. Professor Guerby is fluent in Arabic,French,English and has some reading knowledge of Spanish, and Ancient Greek.