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1. Native America

1. Native America  

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

in North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365555
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195307542.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195307542
Christopher Columbus coined the name ‘Indians’ (los Indios) to describe the people he met when he arrived in the Caribbean. The name stuck. But the people of the Americas had no collective ... More
1. The Atlantic slave trade

1. The Atlantic slave trade  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199922680
Slavery had long existed in Europe and Africa, but the history of the Atlantic slave trade begins in the 1440s with Portuguese exploration of West Africa. ‘The Atlantic slave trade’ charts ... More
5. Exchange, environments, and resources

5. Exchange, environments, and resources  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199697298
‘Exchange, environments, and resources’ considers natural resources and their uses within an economic system of production and exchange. Food and raw materials from arable and pasture ... More
2. From Christopher Columbus to the present (1492–2017)

2. From Christopher Columbus to the present (1492–2017)  

Gerald O’Collins

in Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
Published Online: 
May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191838521
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198796855
‘From Christopher Columbus to the present’ explores what it has meant to be Catholic over the last 500 years. The expansion of Europe led to a wave of missionary activity, and Catholicism ... More
Epilogue: Final frontiers?

Epilogue: Final frontiers?  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199946952
‘Epilogue: Final frontiers?’ considers undersea and space exploration. Jacques-Yves Cousteau claimed the oceans were the last frontier of our planet. The Cold War race to the moon took ... More
4. Brave new worlds

4. Brave new worlds  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192801630
In 1482, a new edition of Ptolemy's Geography was published. This transformed 15th-century perceptions of the shape and size of the earth. ‘Brave new worlds’ shows how Ptolemy's Geography ... More
1. What is (and is not) exploration?

1. What is (and is not) exploration?  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199946952
‘What is (and is not) exploration?’ discusses what it means to explore and be an explorer by considering explorations and discoveries through history by Leif Eiriksson, Christopher ... More
1. First encounters, first doubts

1. First encounters, first doubts  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199755028
‘First encounters, first doubts’ outlines literature from the time directly following Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Columbus' Letter of Discovery describes a paradise, using ... More
2. The peopling of the earth

2. The peopling of the earth  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199946952
When did exploration begin and who were the first explorers? ‘The peopling of the earth ’ shows that the deep origins of exploration are inseparable from the long process of the peopling of ... More
4. The age of exploration

4. The age of exploration  

Stewart A. Weaver

in Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199946952
‘The age of exploration ’ considers why textbooks and teachers privilege late-medieval and early-modern Europe when designating “the age of exploration” and not the earlier Greek, Roman, ... More
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Exploration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stewart A. Weaver

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199946952
For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. But what accounts for this ... More

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