The Medieval Expansion of Europe

Paperback | June 1, 1998

byJ. R. S. Phillips

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Between the year 1000 and the middle of the fourteenth century a remarkable series of events unfolded as Europeans made contact with a very substantial part of the inhabited world, much of it never previously known to or suspected by them. Leif Ericsson and other Vikings from Greenlanddiscovered North America; European crusading armies established themselves in Syria and Palestine; Marco Polo and other Italian merchants, and missionaries such as John of Monte Corvino penetrated the dominions of the Mongol great Khans as far as China; the Vivaldi brothers sought to open a searoute to India; Jaime Ferrer was lured by dreams of locating the source of West African gold; and the Atlantic island groups, the canaries, Madeira, and the Azores, were all discovered. For this Clarendon Paperback edition, Professor Phillips has added a new Foreword and Conclusion, as well as a bibliographical essay, surveying recent work in what is becoming a thriving area of research.

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Between the year 1000 and the middle of the fourteenth century a remarkable series of events unfolded as Europeans made contact with a very substantial part of the inhabited world, much of it never previously known to or suspected by them. Leif Ericsson and other Vikings from Greenlanddiscovered North America; European crusading armie...

J. R. S. Phillips is at University College, Dublin.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198207409

ISBN - 13:9780198207405

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MapsPrefacePreface to the Second EditionIntroductionThe Beginnings of the Medieval Expansion of EuropeEurope and AsiaTwo Continents and an OceanEurope and the World c.1100-1450The Fifteenth-Century Expansion of EuropeConclusionBibliographySome Recent WritingsIndex