Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Amerigo Vespucci in next to no time with this concise guide.
50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and expeditions of Amerigo Vespucci. The 15th and 16th centuries were a key period for European naval exploration. While he was not the first man to set foot on American soil, the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci was the first to realise that the landmass was a new continent, and made major contributions to navigation and cartography during the period.
In just 50 minutes you will:
oUnderstand the social, political and economic context of Vespucci's expeditions, in particular with regard to the colonial ambitions of Spain and Portugal
oLearn about Vespucci's four expeditions to the New World and the discoveries he made
oDiscover the major impact Vespucci had on Europeans' understanding of the geography of the world
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