are a number of very good sources of online information regarding the Age
of Exploration. An outstanding multimedia project, The
European Voyages of Exploration, has been put together by the Applied
History Research Group at the University of Calgary. For the student
interested in general survey accounts the 1492
Exhibit is quite good. Andre Engels' Discoverers
Web contains hundreds of links to further information and is an
excellent place to start looking for hints to further online research. His
page on primary
sources is as outstanding as it is thorough. Richard Hooker has
written a fine section of his general survey of western civilization
-- The Beginnings, and the Mariners'
Museum at Newport News, Virginia, is excellent as well.
On Columbus, check out Columbus
and the Age of Discovery from Millersville University (Pennsylvania)
and Keith A. Pickering's
Navigation Home Page. Andre Engels has collected an extensive list of
links on Christophorus
Columbus. You can also read Dinesh D'Souza's 1995 article "The
Crimes of Christopher Columbus." See also the page on
at the National Maritime Museum.
For Cortés and the conquest of Mexico, see The
Conquest of Mexico by Peter Rashkin and the lengthy
Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. The entire text of
William Hickling Prescott's History of the Conquest of
Mexico has been placed online by the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library.
A Select Bibliography
|Atkinson, Ian. The Viking Ships. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.
|Authwaite, Leonard. Unrolling the Map. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1935.
|Bedini, Silvio A., ed. The Christopher Columbus
Encyclopedia. Vols. I and II. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
|Bohlander, Richard E., ed. World Explorers and
Discoverers. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992.
|Bolton, Herbert Eugene. Coronado: Knights of
Pueblos and Plains. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico
|Bolton, Herbert E. The Spanish Borderlands: A
Chronicle of Old Florida and the South-West. New Haven.: Yale
University Press, 1921.
|Bolton, Herbert Eugene ed. Spanish Exploration
in the Southwest. 1542-1706. New York: C. Scribner's Sons,
|Bolton, Herbert E. and T.M. Marshall. Colonization
of North America. 1936.
|Boxer, Charles R. The Dutch Seaborne Empire,
1600-1800. New York, 1965.
|Boxer, Charles R. The Portuguese Seaborne
Empire, 1415-1825. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969.
|Cary, Max, and E. H. Warmington. The Ancient
Explorers. London: Methuen and Company, 1929.
|Crosby, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange:
Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport,
Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1972.
|The Diario of Christoper Columbus's First Voyage to America
1492-1493. Transcribed and translated into English by Oliver Dunn and James E. Kelley, Jr. University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.
|Diaz del Castillo, Bernal. The True History of
the Conquest on New Spain. ed. and trans. by A.P. Maudsley
(London, Hakluyt Society, 1908-16).
|Diffie, Bailey W. Prelude to Empire: Portugal
Overseas Before Henry the Navigator. Lincoln: University of
Nebraska Press, 1960.
|Diffie, Bailey W. and George D. Winius. Foundations
of the Portuguese Empire, 1411-1580 in Europe and the World
in the Age of Exploration, Vol. 1. Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press, 1977.
|Dodge, Stephen C. Christoper Columbus and the First Voyages to the New
World. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.
|Dor-Ner, Zvi, and William Scheller. Columbus and the Age of
Discovery. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991.
|Eliot, John. The Old World and the New,
1492-1650. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1970.
|Frith, Henry. The Romance of Navigation: A Brief Record of Maritime
Discovery. London: Ward, Lock, and Bowden, 1893.
|Hanke, Lewis. All Mankind is One: A Study of the
Disputation Between Bartolomé de las Casas and Juan Gines de Sepúlveda
in 1550 on the Intellectural and Religious Capacity of the
American Indians. DeKalb, Northern Illinois University Press,
|Hills, Ken. The Voyage of Columbus. New York: Random House, 1991.
|Hourani, George Faldo. Arab Seafaring in the Indian
Ocean. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951.
|June, Cecil, ed. The Four Voyages of Columbus. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1988.
|Morison, Samuel Eliot. Admiral of the Ocean Sea;
A Life of Christopher Columbus. 2 vols. Boston: Little, Brown
and Company, 1942.
|Morison, Samuel Eliot. The European Discovery of
America: The Northern Voyages A.D. 500-1600. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1971.
|Morison, Samuel Eliot. The European Discovery of
America: The Southern Voyages A.D. 1492-1616. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1974.
|Morison, Samuel Eliot. ed. and trans. Journals
and Other Documents on the Life and Voyages of Christopher
Columbus. New York: The Heritage Press, 1963.
|Parker, John ed. Merchants and Scholar's: Essays
in History of Exploration and Trade. 1965.
|Parry, John H. The Age of Reconnaissance.
New York: Mentor Books, 1964.
|Parry J. H. The Establishment of the European
Hegemony: 1415-1715, Trade and Exploration in the Age of the
Renaissance. New York: Harper Collins, 1990.
|Parry, John Horace. Europe and a Wider World,
1415-1715. London. 1950.
|Parry John H. The Spanish Seaborne Empire.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966.
|Penrose, Boies. Travel and Discovery in the
Renaissance, 1420-1620. Cambridge, Mass. 1952.
|Phillips, William D., Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips. The
Worlds of Christopher Columbus. New York: Cambridge University
|Place, Robin. The Vikings, Fact and Fiction: Adventures of Young Vikings in
Jarvik. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.
|Price, A. Grenfell. The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific, As Told by Selections of His Own Journals
1768-1779. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.
|Raudzens, George, ed. and contributor. Technology,
Disease and Colonial Conquests, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries:
Essays Reappraising the Guns and Germs Theory. Leiden, The
Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2001.
|Schlesinger, Roger. In the Wake of Columbus: the
Impact of the New World on Europe, 1492-1650. Wheeling,
Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1996.
|Thomas, Lowell. The Untold Story of Exploration. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1935.
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