History courses for your students
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The Age of Discovery or the Age of Exploration, which occurred between the early 15th and the mid-17th century, was led by European powers in navigation: Spain and Portugal. Great empires and kingdoms had various reasons to explore, such as pursuing trade and spreading religion, in order to obtain political and economical power. Thus, many explorers were funded by their kingdoms when going in search of new lands and new routes for trade.
From 1418 to 1620, European explorers navigated the seas to reach unknown and distant lands, changing the history of the world. During this period of discovery, explorers were seafarers, cartographers and adventurers who sought fortune, fame and fulfillment of religious motives. Many of these voyages became revolutionary discoveries in the field of maritime navigation, cartography and global trade.
The first European contact with the indigenous inhabitants of unchartered territories in the Atlantic, Africa, the Americas and Asia resulted in lasting economic, political and social changes. In addition to further advances in maritime technology, the Age of Exploration or Discovery became the foundation of global trade and the end of native civilisations.