Age of Exploration

The period from 1400 to 1700 saw some key technological innovations and changes in thinking.  I want to pull out a few key examples

printing press
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The printing press: impact:
Martin Luther
 Martin Luther

Magellan's ships
 Magellan rounds the southern tip of South America
very primitive cannon
 Early gunpowder weapons



Scientific Revolution ( a somewhat more detailed overview ):
early telescope
 the telescope

this page written and copyright  Pamela E. Mack
last updated 9/23/2005