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The age of reconnaissance

Author: J H Parry
Publisher: Cleveland : World Pub. Co., 1963.
Series: The World histories of civilization; World histories of civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Age of Reconnaissance, as J.H. Parry has so aptly named it, was the period during which Europe discovered the rest of the world. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when the "Reconnaissance" was all but complete. Dr. Parry examines the inducements--political, economic, religious--to overseas enterprises at the time, and analyzes the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J H Parry
OCLC Number: 492177
Description: 364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Title: The World histories of civilization; World histories of civilization.
Responsibility: by J.H. Parry.

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Age of Reconnaissance, as J.H. Parry has so aptly named it, was the period during which Europe discovered the rest of the world. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when the "Reconnaissance" was all but complete. Dr. Parry examines the inducements--political, economic, religious--to overseas enterprises at the time, and analyzes the nature and problems of the various European settlements in the new lands.

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