• Age of Discovery

  • A Captivating Guide to an Era of Exploration in European History, Including Discoveries Such as Christopher Columbus’ Voyages to the Americas and Vasco da Gama’s Sea Route to India
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Age of Discovery, then pay attention....

The Age of Discovery began in the early part of the 15th century and carried on through most of the 17th century. It is sometimes also referred to as the Age of Exploration. This was a time when the people of Europe began to travel, discover, and explore more of the world than ever before, mapping and naming the places they found. They bravely went out on the seas to learn about the world, often never sure if they would find anything at all, let alone ever return home. 

The explorations made during this time would impact the shape of the world going forward in many ways. Colonization, trade, and education all changed due to the expansion of the known world, as well as international relationships. 

In Age of Discovery: A Captivating Guide to an Era of Exploration in European History, Including Discoveries Such as Christopher Columbus’ Voyages to the Americas and Vasco da Gama’s Sea Route to India, you will discover topics such as:

  • Prince Henry the Navigator
  • Bartolomeu Dias
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Albuquerque
  • Christopher Columbus
  • The Latter Voyages of Christopher Columbus
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Ponce de León
  • Diogo Lopes de Sequeira
  • Hernán Cortés
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • John Cabot
  • The Younger Columbus
  • The Laws of Burgos
  • Jacques Cartier
  • Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
  • Francis Drake
  • Walter Raleigh and the Two Failed Colonies
  • The East India Trading Company
  • The Jamestown Colony
  • The Pilgrims of the Mayflower
  • The Dutch East India Company
  • Food, Agriculture, and Livestock
  • Disease, Slavery, and Religion
  • And much, much more!

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Middle school storytelling. Not recommended .

The writers tell stories of several individual explorers. Not mature history. Of course, the narrator has a British accent.

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Short and good

A great start to the conflict. It describes in particular how the check part of the war was fought and why the Communist faction eventually decided to seek a truce after Stalin's death.

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Pretty awesome

The efficiency with which historical "facts" have been handled, interpreted, and recreated to suit a particular political message is something everyone could do with knowing.

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Great book for history buffs!

This audiobook gives a great first-hand look at Christopher Columbus and his true motives. One of my favorite books. Refreshing since some are trying to re-write history and define him negatively.

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Easy to follow and stimulating.

Great for getting inside Columbus' head. How well he used the natives. Tiresome navigation info, however

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A breaker coaster ride of an audiobook...from the Renaissance to today the writers make the similarities and challenges of our time with the past. An encouraging audible that drives.

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Lots of info to help me

Great audiobook, I have got a lot from it. It combines the modern time with a revival in a majestic way.

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Thought provoking

I didn't find this an informal audible but captivating full of fascinating facts from the past and an insight into what could be our future. I highly suggest it.

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A great history audible

The audiobook does cover a lot of areas and, at times, skirts too fast over subjects, but its strong final section more than makes up for that by truly having the confidence to offer strong opinions on and answers to some of the issues raised during the book.

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Recommended to all.

A greatly enough dose of view that does a huge job of demystifying much of the challenging nature of today's world. There is a real comfort that comes from following patterns in history, and the connection of today's world with the Renaissance era in history is very well-argued.