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The Medieval Expansion of Europe

J. R. S. Phillips

Abstract

Between the year 1000 and the middle of the 14th century a remarkable series of events unfolded as Europeans made contact with a substantial part of the inhabited world, much of it never previously known to or suspected by them. Leif Ericsson and other Vikings from Greenland discovered North America; European crusading armies established themselves in Syria and Palestine; Marco Polo and other Italian merchants, and missionaries such as John of Monte Corvino penetrated the dominions of the Mongol great Khans as far as China; the Vivaldi brothers sought to open a sea route to India; Jaime Ferrer ... More

Keywords: Europeans, Leif Ericsson, Marco Polo, John of Monte Corvino, Vivaldi brothers, Jaime Ferrer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207405
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. R. S. Phillips, author
University College, Dublin