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  • Author:
    J. H. Parry
  • ISBN:
    0520042344
  • ISBN13:
    978-0520042346
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    University of California Press (September 1982)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
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The Age of Reconnaissance, as J. H. Parry so aptly named it, was the period in which Europe discovered the rest of the .

The Age of Reconnaissance, as J. Parry so aptly named it, was the period in which Europe discovered the rest of the world. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when the 'reconnaissance' was all but complete. This book is less concerned with the voyages of discovery themselves than with an analysis of the factors that made the voyages possible in the first place. Dr Parry examines the inducements - political, economic, religious - to overseas enterprises at the time, and analyses the nature and problems.

The Age of Reconnaissance, as . Parry was a gifted writer and this book is a pleasure to read. Its impressive how many important topics are touched upon in this broad survey. Parry has so aptly named it, was the period during which Europe discovered the rest of the world. Parry so aptly named it, was the period in which Europe discovered the rest of the world

The Age of Reconnaissance, as J.

The Age of Reconnaissance book. The Age of Reconnaissance, as J. Parry has so aptly named it, was the period during which Europe discovered the rest of the world

The Age of Reconnaissance book. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when the "Reconnaissance" was all but complete. Parry has so aptly named it. .

book by John H. Parry. Beginning with Henry the Navigator and ending 250 years later, the book focuses on an analysis of the factors that made the voyages possible in the first place.

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The Age of Reconnaissance, as J. H. Parry has so aptly named it, was the period during which Europe discovered the rest of the world. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when the "Reconnaissance" was all but complete. Dr. Parry examines the inducements--political, economic, religious--to overseas enterprises at the time, and analyzes the nature and problems of the various European settlements in the new lands.

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I found this book because of the favorable review it got in the American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature. It is definitely a serious academic work (published by University of California Press) but accessible to the general reader. It makes no attempt to offer interesting anecdotes or historical tidbits but gives an insightful look at early European voyages of "discovery, exploration, and settlement" through 1650.

Part I details the technological, social, political, and economic factors that led to the explosion of Europe onto the world scene with lots of space being dedicated to technologies of sailing, mapping, navigation and (not least of all) fighting. The second part is straight narrative outlining the history of the voyages themselves with a chapter for each destination region: Africa and the Indian Ocean, Atlantic and South Sea, America, etc... The final part discusses the empires of each of the European powers in turn: Spain, Portugal and Holland. There are also comparative chapters outlining differences in administration and economies between the empires.
Maucage
Excellent information on navigation, history, and the effect on nations from 1450-1650. Very informative. I really appreciate this book and Parry's skillful descriptions and explanations.
Rexfire
J.H. Parry has the unique ability because of his time in the Navy to describe the Age of Discovery in detail that paints a vivid picture. His attention to detail explains the difference between the time periods and with the advances how exploration and settlement were possible. Well written and very detailed.
DEAD-SHOT
I'm not that into this era of historical information, I just needed it for a class, but for what I needed it for it was good. I learned a lot of information I didn't previously know, and it was really easy to retain the information and take notes for the essays I needed to write. Overall, it is a good reference for college students.
Togar
Good Stuff
Barinirm
Great account of humanin exploration
Marirne
Published decades ago, this very well written book is a fine introduction to the complex topic of early European explorations and imperialism. The Age of Reconnaissance is divided into 3 sections. The first part deals with the motivations for and what might be called the technologies of discovery. Why did Europeans pursue this relatively adventurous course? Why Portugal and Spain, in particular? What were the needed intellectual technologies - piloting, navigation, and cartography? How were voyages financed? How were ships built? These topical chapters are very informative. Parry, a decorated naval officer in WWII, was clearly quite knowledgeable about many of the details of seamanship and ships in addition to his considerable knowledge of the relevant poltical and social history.

The second section is a series of narrative chapters. These cover the early Portugese explorations, the Spanish explorations and conquests in the western hemisphere, the beginnings of the British and Dutch empires, and the establishment of world-wide trading empires. These chapters are very well done, though much will be familiar to knowledgeable readers.

In the third section, Parry returns to thematic chapters with a series of interesting essays of selected topics. An expert on the Spanish Empire, he has particularly good chapters on the nature of the Spanish provinces in the western hemisphere, the somewhat different nature of the Portugese and Dutch empires, the development of plantations for tropical-subtropical products, trans-Atlantic migrations and biological exchanges, the structure of colonial bureaucracies, and the interesting response of Spanish intellectuals to empire. The latter, for example, was a major stimulus to the development of natural law and theories of international politics.

Parry was a gifted writer and this book is a pleasure to read. Its impressive how many important topics are touched upon in this broad survey.
This is the best historical account of European exploration I have read. Much more highly recommended than Morison's "European Discovery of America."