HERE BE DRAGONS? –  The Age of Discovery and Its Consequences

Kevin Harrison, Martin R. Jervis, Andrew Jones

Cantino planisphere, 1502: The earliest surviving chart showing the explorations of Columbus to Central America, Corte-Real to Newfoundland, Gama to India and Cabral to Brazil.

 

In the 14th century, the world was a terrifying and largely unknown territory, peopled by fabulous monsters and peoples. However, the rapid expansion of learning via the print revolution in the 15th century, prompted a wave of exploration, known as the Age of Discovery. What consequences did this have for the human race?

Lecture One:     LATE MEDIEVAL WORLD VIEW:
Origins of the Age of Discovery

Lecture Two:     THE SEARCH FOR THE EAST 1:
Finding trade routes to China via Africa

Lecture Three: THE SEARCH FOR THE EAST 2:
Finding trade routes with China via America

Lecture Four:   THE SEARCH FOR EL DORADO:
The Spanish conquest of the Americas

Dayschool:Monday, 22 May 2017        Time: 10am-4pm


Venue:
Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 n/a 12 30

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Contact Andrew Jones – 0161-491-2874

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