What is another term for the Age of Exploration?


What is another term for the Age of Exploration?

Age of Exploration

Between the 1460s and the late 1600s, Europe engaged in exploration on the high seas. The English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and French visited new continents in the Western hemisphere, finding new routes to Asia via Africa and India and exploited indigenous cultures they encountered. Explorers sought gold and silver, precious spices and luxury items and hoped to share religious ideals with the rest of the world.

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Another term used to describe the Age of Exploration is the Age or Discovery. It is called this because European nations looked to find new lands,...

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