Renaissance and Exploration: Motives
Lecture no. 45 from the course: Renaissance: The Transformation of the West
Taught by Professor Jennifer McNabb | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The Age of Discovery can be thought of, in many ways, as a Renaissance project. Here, you’ll learn many of the values, motivations, and conflicts that fostered preconditions for European exploration, including a curiosity about the natural world, technological innovations, and the underlying quest for glory and riches.