Age Of Exploration Now Published: Digital Primary Sources Tracing Voyage And Discovery Across Five Centuries
(Marlborough, UK â€“ June 2018) Age of Exploration, a new digital primary source collection is now available from Adam Matthew Digital.
This collection tells the story of European maritime exploration from the earliest voyages of Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus, through the age of discovery, to the race for the Poles. From Drake and Cookâ€™s voyages, to Shackleton and Franklinâ€™s polar expeditions, students and scholars are invited to explore five centuries of journeys across the globe with this impressive multi-archive collection.
This remarkable collection provides the documentary base to interpret some of the major movements of the age of exploration. The variety of the sources made available opens perspectives that should challenge students and bring the period to life. It is a collection that promotes both historical analysis and imagination.
Emeritus Professor John Gascoigne, University Of New South Wales
Age of Exploration contains a variety of richly visual materials that will engage and fascinate students and researchers of global history. Diaries and journals, logbooks, manuscripts, rare books, correspondence, scientific and government documents, maps and charts, objects, and early film footage give access to the changing shape of exploration throughout the ages.