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St. Brendan—The Travels of an Irish Monk

Lecture no. 3 from the course: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

St. Brendan—The Travels of an Irish Monk

Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Consider religious motivations for exploration. Men like the Irish monk St. Brendan—who sailed the Atlantic in a tiny leather boat—sought God and fled the world’s corruptions, some searching for paradise and some merely for seclusion. Examine how legendary re-workings of such real adventures left a surprising legacy that would affect later exploration.

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