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Age Of Discovery and Renaissance


  • The Age of Discovery was a part of the Renaissance and certainly played an important part in transforming Europe from a backwater to a modern and powerful entity.
  • Whether we’re seized by Gutenberg or Zuckerberg; the discovery of the Americas or the rise of China; copperplate or silicon etching; the Bonfire of the Vanities or the rise of ISIS; the spread of syphilis or the Ebola pandemic--a Renaissance moment, then and now, forces humanity to give its best just when the stakes are highest.
  • The Renaissance led indirectly to the "discovery" of the Americas because it created an intellectual atmosphere that promoted exploration.
  • Certainly, there were some obvious downsides, for it cost the lives of many native Americans and Muslims in allowing the rise of Europe during the Age of Discovery.
  • They will compare our current period of innovation and discovery and the Renaissance that took place in Europe 500 years ago, discussing globalization, trade, migration, technology, and leaps in science.
  • Whether we’re seized by Gutenberg or Zuckerberg; the discovery of the Americas or the rise of China; copperplate or silicon etching; the Bonfire of the Vanities or the rise of ISIS; the spread of syphilis or the Ebola pandemic - a Renaissance moment, then and now, forces humanity to give its best just when the stakes are highest.
  • With the Renaissance's stimulation in thinking, development of new scientific ideas, and improvements in navigational devices and ships, the wheels were set in motion for new explorations that ultimately led to the discovery of the Americas.



































































































































































































































































































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