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Portugal’s Great Leap Forward

Lecture no. 8 from the course: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

Portugal’s Great Leap Forward

Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

How and why did tiny Portugal, a poor country, take to the seas, round the continent of Africa, hijack the Indian Ocean, and create a global empire? Find out here, with a look at Portugal’s rise to superpower status, from Prince Henry the Navigator’s call for exploration to Vasco da Gama’s successful voyage to Asia.

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