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The Age of Reconnaissance: Discovery, Exploration, and Settlement, 1450-1650

 
 
 
 
The Age of Reconnaissance: Discovery, Exploration, and Settlement, 1450-1650
Author: J. H. Parry
ISBN 13: 9780520042353
ISBN 10: 520042352
Edition: unknown
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1982-01-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $34.95
 
 

The 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.